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1st July 1566 (450 Years)
Nostradamus, French apothecary and reputed seer, best known for his book Les Propheties, dies.
1st July 1863 (153 Years)
Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Union Victory.
1st July 1916 (100 Years)
World War I: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
1st July 1916 (100 Years)
Olivia Mary de Havilland, British-American actress, best known for playing Melanie Hamilton in Gone With The Wind, was born.
1st July 1916 (100 Years)
The WWI Battle of the Somme was fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire until 18th November 1916.
1st July 1945 (71 Years)
Debbie Harry, American singer songwriter who was lead singer of the the new wave band Blondie, is born.
1st July 1997 (19 Years)
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer, died.
1st July 2004 (12 Years)
Marlon Brando, American actor, dies aged 80.
2nd July 1877 (139 Years)
Hermann Karl Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, was born.
2nd July 1937 (79 Years)
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island.
2nd July 1937 (79 Years)
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island.
2nd July 1973 (43 Years)
Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable, American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, and singer, died.
2nd July 1991 (25 Years)
Lee Ann Remick, American film and television actress, died.
2nd July 1996 (20 Years)
Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland after 700 years.
3rd July 1886 (130 Years)
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar) is unveiled to the public on Ringstrasse (Ringstraße) in Mannheim, Germany and is regarded as the first car ever invented.
3rd July 1963 (53 Years)
Tracey Emin, controversial British artist, was born.
4th July 1766 (250 Years)
The US Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
4th July 1776 (240 Years)
The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the US Continental Congress.
4th July 1826 (190 Years)
Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States, died.
4th July 1865 (151 Years)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published in UK.
4th July 1934 (82 Years)
The dedication of the face of George Washington on the Mount Rushmore Memorial, South Dakota, USA.
4th July 1934 (82 Years)
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, died.
4th July 1938 (78 Years)
Suzanne Lenglen, well known French tennis player who won 31 championships between 1914 and 1926, died.
4th July 1954 (62 Years)
The end of all food rationing in Britain following the end of World War II.
5th July 1889 (127 Years)
Jean Cocteau, the important French author, playwrighter, artist and director was born.
5th July 1940 (76 Years)
World War II: the United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.
5th July 1946 (70 Years)
The first modern bikini two-piece swimsuit was unveiled at a fashion show in Paris.
5th July 1948 (68 Years)
The National Health Service (NHS) was established.
5th July 1969 (47 Years)
Walter Gropius, German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, dies aged 86.
5th July 1996 (20 Years)
Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

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