1st June 1868
James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States, died. 150 years
1st June 1943
Leslie Howard, English actor, director, and producer, died. 75 years.
1st June 1958
Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months. 60 years.
1st June 2008
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who impacted fashion from the 1960s to the present day, died. 10 years.
2nd June 1743
Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer, was born. 275 years.
2nd June 1953
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 65 years.
2nd June 2008
Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer, died. 10 years.
2nd June 1953
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned at London's Westminster Abbey. 65 years
3rd June 1963
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Pope Saint John XXIII, died. 55 years.
3rd June 1968
Valerie Solanas, the author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. 50 years.
3rd June 1928
Donald Judd, American sculptor and painter, was born. 90 years.
4th June 1913
Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, runs in front of King Goerge V's horse during the Epsom Derby, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later. 105 years.
5th June 1898
Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, theatre director and emblematic member of the Generation of '27, was born. 120 years.
5th June 1968
Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. presidential candidate, is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan. Kennedy dies the next day. 50 years.
6th June 1948
Louis Lumière, French director, producer, and, together with his brother, first film-maker in history, died. 70 years.
6th June 1868
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions, was born. 150 years.
6th June 2013
Esther Williams, American swimmer, actress, and singer, died. 5 years.
7th June 1868
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish painter and architect, was born. 150 years.
9th June 1963
Jacques Villon, painter, printmaker, and brother of Marcel Duchamp dies. 55 years.
9th June 1868
Jane Avril, French model and dancer, was born. 150 years.

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