10th July 1888
Giorgio De Chirico, the metaphysical painter, was born. 135 years.
13th July 1863
Anti-draft mobs lynch black people in New York City; about 1,000 died. 160 years.
19th July 1863
Hermann Bahr, Austrain writer, playwrighter and director, was born. 160 years.
20th July 1923
Pancho Villa, a mexican revolutionary, assasinated. 100 years.
21st July 1613
Coronation of Michael, Tsar of Russia, the founder of the Romanov dynasty. 410 years.
30th July 1863
Henry Ford, American indulstrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company, was born. 160 years.
2nd August 1923
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died. 100 years.
18th August 1963
James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi. 60 years.
30th August 1963
Guy Burgess, British double agent, died. 60 years.
7th September 1813
United States was nicknamed "Uncle Sam". Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from NY stamped the barrels with "U.S." for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as "Uncle Sam's." 210 years.
5th October 1763
King August III of Poland, died. 260 years.
5th October 1713
Denis Diderot, French philosopher, was born. 310 years.
6th October 1888
Roland Garros, French aviator and WW1 fighter pilot, was born. 135 years.
7th October 1923
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor, was born. 100 years.
9th October 1888
Washington Monument opened for public admittance. 135 years.
10th October 1813
Guiseppe Verdi, italian romantic composer, was born. 210 years.
10th October 1963
Edith Piaf, singer and cultural icon, died. 60 years.
11th October 1963
Jean Cocteau, French artist, died. 60 years.
14th October 1888
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand-born british short story writer, was born. 135 years.
17th October 1932
Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer, was born. 90 years.

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