19th June 1953 (58 Years)
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for conspiracy to commit espionage, relating to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
19th June 1964 (47 Years)
The Civil Rights Act was approved in the United States.
20th June 1887 (124 Years)
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee is celebrated.
21st June 1527 (484 Years)
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian politician and philosopher, dies.
22nd June 1969 (42 Years)
Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian, renowned for her contralto vocals, died.
22nd June 1987 (24 Years)
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, died.
23rd June 1314 (697 Years)
Battle of Bannockburn during the First War of Scottish Independence.
23rd June 1763 (248 Years)
Josephine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon, first Empress of France, was born.
23rd June 1868 (143 Years)
Christopher Latham Sholes received a US patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
23rd June 1939 (72 Years)
Mark Gertler, British painter of figure subjects, portraits and still-life, commits suicide at age 47.
24th June 1717 (294 Years)
The Premier Grand Lodge of England, now the United Grand Lodge of England, is founded as the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world.
24th June 1848 (163 Years)
Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible.
24th June 1888 (123 Years)
Gerrit Rietveld, architect and designer, was born.
24th June 1916 (95 Years)
Thomas Eakins, American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator, dies.
24th June 1916 (95 Years)
Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.
24th June 1948 (63 Years)
The Soviet Union blocks the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under allied control, known as the Berlin Blockade.
25th June 1741 (270 Years)
Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary.
25th June 1852 (159 Years)
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism, was born.
25th June 1923 (88 Years)
Sam Francis, American painter and printmaker, was born.
25th June 1950 (61 Years)
The Korean War begins.
25th June 2009 (2 Years)
American actress Farrah Fawcett, died.
25th June 2009 (2 Years)
Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter, and dancer, dies aged 50.
26th June 1763 (248 Years)
George Morland, English rural landscape artist, was born.
26th June 1963 (48 Years)
'Ich bin ein Berliner' (I am a Berliner) famous speech made by JFK visiting West Berlin.
28th June 1491 (520 Years)
Henry VIII of England was born.
28th June 1838 (173 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1841 (170 Years)
The Paris Opera Ballet premièred Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier.
28th June 1867 (144 Years)
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer and recipient of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature, is born.
28th June 1914 (97 Years)
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, prompting war to spread throughout Europe.
28th June 1919 (92 Years)
The Treaty of Versailles that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers was signed.

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