Today in history: July

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Olivia de Havilland born 1916
First day of the Somme 1916
Diana Spencer born 1961
Alice Guy Blanche born 1903
Last Ford Thunderbird produced 2005
George Sand born 1804
Peggy Sue recorded 1957
Nicholas Winton died 2015

2nd:

Live Aid 2006
Helmut Marko accident 1972
Amelia Earhart disappeared 1937
Val Doonican died 2015

3rd:

Sebastian Vettel born
Carrie Buck born 1906
Hettie Green died 1916
Franz Kafka born 1883
Back to the Future released 1985

4th:

Eva Marie Saint born 1924
Rationing ends in UK 1954
Alice in Wonderland published 1865
Duke of Windsor appointed governor of the Bahamas
Katherine Bowes Lyon born 1926

5th:

Bikini introduced 1946
Katherine Helmond born 1929
Princess Charlotte christened 2015
Luigi Musso died 1958
Porfirio Rubirosa died 1965
Ted Williams died 2002

6th:

Janet Leigh born 1927
Jennifer Saunders born 1958
LaVerne Andrews born

7th:

Harry Oakes murdered 1943
Jon Pertwee born 1919
Joseph Jacquard born 1752
Gaudi book published 2015
Code of Conduct published 2015

8th:

Guy Bradley murdered 1905
Paul Mantz killed 1965
Ronald Biggs escaped from jail 1965
9th:

Fire at York Minster 1984
Dean Koonz born 1945
Vinicus de Moraes died 1980

10th:

Arlo Guthrie born 1947
Seth Godin born 1960
Stephanie Hoffnung born 1921

11th:

Lawrence Olivier died 1989
Craig Charles born 1964
Georgio Armani born 1934
Pedro Rodriguez died 1971

12th:

Nelson lost eye 1794
Prince John born

13th:

Live Aid 1985
Ruth Ellis hanged 1955
Celia Cooney died 1992

14th:

Armada published 2015
Matterhorn conquered 1865

15th:

Julia Lennon died 1958
John Christie hanged 1953
Clive Cussler born 1931

16th:

Ginger Rogers born 1911
The Great Pearl Heist 1913

17th:

Camilla Shand born 1947
Billie Holiday died 1959
Marina Oswald born 1941
Russian royal family massacred 1918

18th:

Karl Wallenda crossed Tallulah Gorge 1970
Georgia Tann born 1891
Mamma Mia released (USA) 2008

19th:

Percy Spencer born 1894
Clyde Beatty died 1965
Prince Charles Edward born 1884

20th:

Neil Armstrong walked on the moon 1969

21st:

Robin Williams born 1951

22nd:

Jessica Mitford died 1996
Prince George of Cambridge born 2013
Rose Kennedy born 1891
Alice Temperley born 1975

23rd:

Dorelia John died 1969
Sally Ride died 2012

24th:

John D MacDonald born 1916
Arthur Whitten Brown born 1886

25th:

Cheryl Crane born 1943
Concord crash in Paris 2000
James Barry died 1865
Joe Kennedy Jr born 1915

26th:

Mick Jagger born 1943
Helen Mirren born 1945
Eva Peron died 1952
Louise Bennett died 2006

27th:

Geoffrey Hughes died 2012

28th:

Jackie Kennedy born
Bomber hit the Empire State Building 1945
Crooked Heart published 2015

29th:

Cass Elliott died 1974
Fernando Alonso born 1981
Buck Barrow died 1933
David Niven died 1983

30th:

Henry Ford born 1863
Zara Philips married Mike Tindall 2011
World Cup Final 1966
Alfredo Cordona 1937

31st:

Stan Barstow died 2001
Charles Hines died 1937

 

Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine. See The Writer’s Door for more information.

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