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20th May 1913 (116 Years)
The first Chelsea Flower Show held in London.
20th May 1956 (73 Years)
Max Beerbohm, English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist best known today for his novel Zuleika Dobson, dies.
21st May 1844 (185 Years)
Henri Rousseau was born.
21st May 1932 (97 Years)
Amelia Earhart completes first female solo transatlantic flight.
21st May 1932 (97 Years)
Amelia Earhart completes first female solo transatlantic flight.
22nd May 1907 (122 Years)
Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, is born.
22nd May 1907 (122 Years)
Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, was born.
22nd May 1938 (91 Years)
William James Glackens, American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art, died.
22nd May 1967 (62 Years)
Langston Hughes, American jazz poet, dies.
23rd May 1618 (411 Years)
Beginning of the Thirty Years War, it will last for 29 years, 11 months, and 22 days.
23rd May 1934 (95 Years)
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot dead by police.
24th May 1543 (486 Years)
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun at the centre of the universe, died.
24th May 1743 (286 Years)
Jean-Paul Marat, Swiss-French physician, journalist, and politician, involved in the French Revolution, was born.
24th May 1816 (213 Years)
Emanuel Leutze, German-born American artist, was born.
24th May 1819 (210 Years)
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, was born.
25th May 1693 (336 Years)
Madame Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de La Fayette, French author, died.
25th May 1895 (134 Years)
Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright, is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons", and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
26th May 1867 (162 Years)
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born.
26th May 1867 (162 Years)
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born.
26th May 1926 (103 Years)
Miles Davis, ,American trumpet player, composer and band leader, was born.
26th May 1927 (102 Years)
15,000,000th Ford Model T comes off the assembly line.
26th May 2008 (21 Years)
Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, died.
27th May 1877 (152 Years)
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born.
27th May 1877 (152 Years)
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born.
27th May 1937 (92 Years)
The Golden Gate Bridge opens.
27th May 1940 (89 Years)
The start of the Dunkirk Evacuation. One of the most famous British triumphs in WWII.
27th May 1964 (65 Years)
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, dies.
28th May 1840 (189 Years)
Hans Makart, Austrian painter most well known for his influence on Gustav Klimt, was born.
28th May 1972 (57 Years)
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, former King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, died.
29th May 1814 (215 Years)
Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, the 1st wife of Napoleon, died.

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