4th July 1954
The end of all food rationing in Britain following the end of World War II. 60 years.
4th July 1934
The dedication of the face of George Washington on the Mount Rushmore Memorial, South Dakota, USA. 80 years.
4th July 1934
Marie Curie, the Polish-born French physicist, dies. 80 years.
5th July 1889
Jean Cocteau, the important French author, playwrighter, artist and director is born. 125 years.
11th July 1914
Babe Ruth plays his first Major League Baseball game for the Boston Red Sox. 100 years.
13th July 1954
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist known for her self-portraits, dies. 60 years.
14th July 1939
Alphonse Mucha, the Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator, dies. 75 years.
19th July 1814
Samuel Colt, the American inventor and firearms manufacturer, is born. 200 years.
21st July 1934
John Dillinger, the American bank robber and Public Enemy No.1, is shot to death by police outside Biograph Theater in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighbourhood. 80 years.
21st July 1994
Tony Blair becomes the leader of the Labour Party. 20 years.
25th July 1944
The Battle of Normandy fought during World War II. 70 years.
27th July 1214
Battle of Bouvines during the Angevin-Flanders War. 800 years.
28th July 1914
The start of World War I. 100 years.
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