29th May 1913 (114 Years)
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, which provoked a riot.
29th May 1917 (110 Years)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, is born.
29th May 1982 (45 Years)
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died.
30th May 1593 (434 Years)
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright, died.
30th May 1640 (387 Years)
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died.
30th May 1859 (168 Years)
Big Ben rung for the first time in London.
30th May 1879 (148 Years)
Vanessa Bell was born.
30th May 1925 (102 Years)
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
31st May 1819 (208 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born.
31st May 1837 (190 Years)
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, dies.
31st May 1889 (138 Years)
The Johnstown flood, in Pennsylvania, USA. The South Fork Dam failed after days of rain.
31st May 1930 (97 Years)
Clint Eastwood, American actor and filmmaker, was born.
31st May 1985 (42 Years)
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

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