3rd June 1937
Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, marries Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore. 80 years.
4th June 1907
Rosalind Russell, American actress of stage and screen, was born. 110 years.
4th June 1917
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established by King George V. 100 years.
4th June 1917
The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. 100 years.
5th June 1947
The Marshall Plan is drafted. 70 years.
6th June 1832
Jeremy Bentham, British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer, dies. 145 years.
7th June 1917
The British Second Army conducts the offensive known as the Battle of Messines. 100 years.
7th June 1937
Jean Harlow, American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s, died. 80 years.
7th June 1967
Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, died. 50 years.
9th June 1927
Victoria Woodhull, American leader of the woman's suffrage movement and the first female candidate for President of the United States, dies. 90 years.
10th June 1922
Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian, renowned for her contralto vocals, was born. 95 years.
10th June 1967
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy, one of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, died. 50 years.
12th June 1817
Karl Drais invents the two-wheeled velocipede, also called Draisine or hobby-horse. 200 years.
12th June 1942
Anne Frank creates her first diary entry. 75 years.
12th June 1997
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre as Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 20 years.
14th June 1777
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes the Flag Resolution. 240 years.
18th June 1767
English sea captain Samuel Wallis sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island. 250 years.
19th June 1867
The Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, First Emperor of Mexico was executed by a firing squad. 150 years.
19th June 1937
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, Scottish novelist who created Peter Pan, died. 80 years.
20th June 1887
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee is celebrated. 130 years.

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