1st June 1841
Sir David Wilkie, Scottish genre and portrait painter and draftsman known for his anecdotal style, is born. 175 years.
1st June 1926
Marilyn Monroe, American actress, model, and singer, is born. 90 years.
1st June 1936
Gerald Scarfe, English cartoonist and illustrator who works for The Sunday Times and The New Yorker, is born. 80 years.
3rd June 1926
Allen Ginsberg, American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s, is born. 90 years.
4th June 1941
Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, dies. 75 years.
5th June 1816
Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer of the Classical era, dies. 200 years.
5th June 1916
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Irish field marschal and imperial administrator, dies. 100 years.
7th June 1966
Jean (Hans) Arp, German-French csulptor, painter, poet and abstract artist, dies. 50 years.
8th June 1916
Francis Crick, British biophysicist and discoverer of the molecular structure of the DNA, was born. 100 years.
10th June 1921
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born. 95 years.
10th June 1926
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism, dies. 90 years.
10th June 1946
Jack Johnson, American boxer, who became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies. 70 years.
11th June 1936
The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England. 80 years.
14th June 1926
Mary Cassatt, American painter and printmaker, who was part of the French Impressionists, dies. 90 years.
15th June 1996
Ella Fitzgerald, American Singer and actress, died. 20 years.
18th June 1916
Max Immelmann, Germany's first air ace of the First World War and a pioneer in fighter aviation, dies. 100 years.
18th June 1936
Maxim Gorky, Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist, dies. 80 years.
24th June 1916
Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract. 100 years.
24th June 1916
Thomas Eakins, American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator, dies. 100 years.
25th June 1741
Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary. 275 years.

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