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29th May 1982 (29 Years)
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died.
30th May 1593 (418 Years)
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright, died.
30th May 1640 (371 Years)
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died.
30th May 1859 (152 Years)
Big Ben rung for the first time in London.
30th May 1879 (132 Years)
Vanessa Bell was born.
30th May 1925 (86 Years)
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
31st May 1819 (192 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born.
31st May 1837 (174 Years)
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, dies.
31st May 1889 (122 Years)
The Johnstown flood, in Pennsylvania, USA. The South Fork Dam failed after days of rain.
31st May 1930 (81 Years)
Clint Eastwood, American actor and filmmaker, was born.
31st May 1985 (26 Years)
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

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