2nd June 1953
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 70 years
4th June 1913
Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King Goerge V's horse during the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. 110 years.
9th June 1963
Jacques Villon, painter, printmaker, and brother of Marcel Duchamp dies. 60 years.
15th June 1938
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the expressionist painter, died. 85 years.
16th June 1963
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. 60 years
23rd June 1763
Josephine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon, first Empress of France, was born. 260 years.
24th June 1888
Gerrit Rietveld, architect and designer, was born. 135 years
25th June 1923
Sam Francis, American painter and printmaker, was born. 100 years.
26th June 1763
George Morland, English rural landscape artist, was born. 260 years.
28th June 1838
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey. 185 years.
29th June 1613
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down. 410 years.
30th June 1973
Nancy Mitford, British novelist and biographer, died. 50 years.
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