26th July 1945 (63 Years)
The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
26th July 1952 (56 Years)
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, died.
27th July 1214 (794 Years)
Battle of Bouvines during the Angevin-Flanders War.
27th July 1768 (240 Years)
Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter, was born.
27th July 1768 (240 Years)
Charlotte Corday, French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat, was born.
27th July 1867 (141 Years)
On Coney Island, Charles Feltman allegedly invents the hot dog.
27th July 1946 (62 Years)
Gertrude Stein, American modernist and avant-garde author, died.
28th July 1876 (132 Years)
Beatrix Potter, English writer of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", is born.
28th July 1887 (121 Years)
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor, was born.
28th July 1914 (94 Years)
The start of World War I.
29th July 1567 (441 Years)
James VI, age one, is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
29th July 1890 (118 Years)
Vincent van Gogh, famous Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, died.
29th July 1987 (21 Years)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France Francois Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel: Eurotunnel.
30th July 1763 (245 Years)
Samuel Rogers, English poet, is born.
30th July 1818 (190 Years)
Emily Brontë, English author and poet, was born.
30th July 1863 (145 Years)
Henry Ford, American indulstrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company, was born.
30th July 1948 (60 Years)
Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor, was born.
30th July 1966 (42 Years)
At Wembley Stadium, England beats West Germany 4-2 and wins the 8th World Cup.
30th July 1996 (12 Years)
Claudette Colbert, French-American actress and singer, died.
30th July 2007 (1 Years)
Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter, died.
31st July 1917 (91 Years)
WWI: the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) in Flanders begins.

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