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29th May 1913 (109 Years)
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, which provoked a riot.
29th May 1917 (105 Years)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, is born.
29th May 1982 (40 Years)
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died.
30th May 1593 (429 Years)
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright, died.
30th May 1640 (382 Years)
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died.
30th May 1859 (163 Years)
Big Ben rung for the first time in London.
30th May 1879 (143 Years)
Vanessa Bell was born.
30th May 1925 (97 Years)
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
31st May 1819 (203 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born.
31st May 1837 (185 Years)
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, dies.
31st May 1889 (133 Years)
The Johnstown flood, in Pennsylvania, USA. The South Fork Dam failed after days of rain.
31st May 1930 (92 Years)
Clint Eastwood, American actor and filmmaker, was born.
31st May 1985 (37 Years)
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

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