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1st June 1265 (743 Years)
The Italian Poet, Dante Alighieri, was born. 755 years.
1st June 1495 (513 Years)
First record of Scotch whisky being commissioned from Friar John Cor. 525 years.
1st June 1841 (167 Years)
Sir David Wilkie, Scottish genre and portrait painter and draftsman known for his anecdotal style, is born. 175 years.
1st June 1868 (140 Years)
James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States, died. 150 years
1st June 1926 (82 Years)
Marilyn Monroe, American actress, model, and singer, is born. 90 years.
1st June 1936 (72 Years)
Gerald Scarfe, English cartoonist and illustrator who works for The Sunday Times and The New Yorker, is born. 80 years.
1st June 1943 (65 Years)
Leslie Howard, English actor, director, and producer, died. 75 years.
1st June 1958 (50 Years)
Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months. 60 years.
1st June 2008
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who impacted fashion from the 1960s to the present day, died. 10 years.
2nd June 1665 (343 Years)
James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft. 350 years.
2nd June 1743 (265 Years)
Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer, was born. 275 years.
2nd June 1896 (112 Years)
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his invention of the radio. 120 years.
2nd June 1953 (55 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 65 years
2nd June 1953 (55 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 65 years.
2nd June 1953 (55 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 70 years
2nd June 2008
Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer, died. 10 years.
3rd June 1906 (102 Years)
Josephine Baker, an American-born French dancer and actress who was the first black woman to become a world-famous entertainer and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement, was born. 110 years.
3rd June 1924 (84 Years)
Franz Kafka, the Czech-born Austrian Modernist author, died. 95 years.
3rd June 1924 (84 Years)
Franz Kafka, the Czech-born Austrian Modernist author, died. 100 years.
3rd June 1926 (82 Years)
Allen Ginsberg, American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s, is born. 90 years.
3rd June 1928 (80 Years)
Donald Judd, American sculptor and painter, was born. 90 years.
3rd June 1937 (71 Years)
Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, marries Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore. 80 years.
3rd June 1941 (67 Years)
Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, dies. 75 years
3rd June 1963 (45 Years)
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Pope Saint John XXIII, died. 55 years.
3rd June 1968 (40 Years)
Valerie Solanas, the author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. 50 years.
4th June 1907 (101 Years)
Rosalind Russell, American actress of stage and screen, was born. 110 years.
4th June 1913 (95 Years)
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. 105 years.
4th June 1913 (95 Years)
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.
4th June 1917 (91 Years)
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established by King George V. 100 years.
4th June 1917 (91 Years)
The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. 100 years.

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