21st May 1932
Amelia Earhart completes first female solo transatlantic flight. 75 years.
22nd May 1907
Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, is born. 110 years.
22nd May 1967
Langston Hughes, American jazz poet, dies. 50 years.
26th May 1867
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. 150 years.
26th May 1927
15,000,000th Ford Model T comes off the assembly line. 90 years.
27th May 1937
The Golden Gate Bridge opens. 80 years.
27th May 1877
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born. 140 years.
28th May 1972
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. 45 years.
29th May 1917
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th US president, is born. 100 years.
29th May 1982
Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress and singer, died. 35 years.
31st May 1837
Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, dies. 180 years.
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.

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