6th June 1944
The D-Day landings, in Normandy, France during World War II. 80 years.
12th June 1964
The conviction and sentencing of the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela. 60 years.
28th June 1914
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prompting war to spread throughout Europe. 110 years.
4th July 1934
The dedication of the face of George Washington on the Mount Rushmore Memorial, South Dakota, USA. 90 years.
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died. 90 years.
4th July 1954
The end of all food rationing in Britain following the end of World War II. 70 years.
5th July 1889
Jean Cocteau, the important French author, playwrighter, artist and director was born. 135 years.
11th July 1914
Babe Ruth played his first Major League Baseball game for the Boston Red Sox. 110 years.
13th July 1954
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, died. 70 years.
14th July 1939
Alphonse Mucha, the Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator, died. 85 years.
19th July 1814
Samuel Colt, the American inventor and firearms manufacturer, was born. 210 years.
21st July 1934
John Dillinger, the American bank robber and Public Enemy No.1, is shot to death by police outside Biograph Theater in Chicago. 90 years.
28th July 1914
The start of World War I. 110 years.
2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 90 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 60 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 50 years.
12th August 1939
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (released in theatres everywhere on August 25th). 85 years.
25th August 1984
Truman Capote, the American author and playwright, died. 40 years.
26th August 1974
Charles Lindbergh, the American aviation pioneer, died. 50 years.
1st September 1939
Germany invaded Poland, commencing World War II. 85 years.

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