4th July 1865
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published in UK. 150 years.
5th July 1940
World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations. 75 years.
5th July 1865
The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England. 150 years.
6th July 1885
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. 130 years.
7th July 1985
Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17. 30 years.
10th July 1940
The Germans begin the first in a long series of bombing raids against Great Britain, as the Battle of Britain, which will last three and a half months, begins. 75 years.
13th July 1985
The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow. 30 years.
16th July 1945
World War II: the leaders of the three Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany. 70 years.
16th July 1915
Henry James becomes a British citizen, to highlight his commitment to England during the first World War. 100 years.
20th July 1890
Giorgio Morandi, Italian still life painter and printmaker, is born. 125 years.
26th July 1945
The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power. 70 years.
29th July 1890
The Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh, dies. 125 years.
1st August 1840
Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated. 175 years.
4th August 1265
Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham - the army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies. 750 years.
5th August 1930
Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, is born. 85 years.
6th August 1945
The first atomic bomb is dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 70 years.
9th August 1945
American forces drop an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in the past three days. 70 years.
14th August 1915
Mary Fedden, British artist, is born. 100 years.
20th August 1940
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few". 75 years.
22nd August 0565
St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. 1450 years.

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