29th May 1913 (116 Years)
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, which provoked a riot.
29th May 1917 (112 Years)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, is born.
29th May 1982 (47 Years)
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died.
30th May 1593 (436 Years)
Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright, died.
30th May 1640 (389 Years)
The Flemish Baroque painter, Peter Paul Rubens, died.
30th May 1859 (170 Years)
Big Ben rung for the first time in London.
30th May 1879 (150 Years)
Vanessa Bell was born.
30th May 1925 (104 Years)
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
31st May 1819 (210 Years)
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born.
31st May 1837 (192 Years)
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, dies.
31st May 1889 (140 Years)
The Johnstown flood, in Pennsylvania, USA. The South Fork Dam failed after days of rain.
31st May 1930 (99 Years)
Clint Eastwood, American actor and filmmaker, was born.
31st May 1985 (44 Years)
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

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