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26th June 1925 - "The Gold Rush", directed, starring and written by Charlie Chaplin, is released

26th June 1979 - "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

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27th June 1973 - "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, released in the US

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28th June 2011 - Christine Lagarde becomes the 1st women to be elected head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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29th June 1936 - George M. Cohan was the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

29th June 1940 - Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan

29th June 1964 - 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released

29th June 1967 - Jayne Mansfield, American actress, and Samuel S. Brody, attorney and Mansfield's current partner, died in a car crash

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On this day 30th June 1925 Charles Jenkins was granted the U.S. patent for transmitting pictures over wireless (early television)

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On this day 30th June 1936 "Gone With The Wind" was published.

On this day 30th June 1971 The three Soviet cosmonauts who served as the first crew of the world’s first space station die when their spacecraft depressurizes during reentry. :(
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On this day a number of events took place:

1st July 1535 - Sir Thomas More, King Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor, went on trial in England, charged with high treason, for failing to take the oath. Having been found guilty, he was executed five days later, on 6th July 1535.

1st July 1858 - the joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's scientific articles (each man’s theory of evolution) was first read to the Linnean Society of London.

1st July 1863 - the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; General Robert E. Lee's northward advance was halted.

1st July 1916 - the First day of the Battle of the Somme (Northern France), the British Army suffered its worst - losing 19,240 men, during the First World War.

1st July 1997 - the United Kingdom returned Hong Kong and the New Territories to the People's Republic of China. It marked the end of British rule in Hong Kong.

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3rd July 1863 - Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ended in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War.

3rd July 1928 - John Logie Baird demonstrated the first colour television transmission in London, launching a revolution in communication and entertainment.

3rd July 1944 - "Double Indemnity" film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck was released in Baltimore, Maryland

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4th July 1776 - US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain

4th July 1785 - James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

4th July 1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people by President Thomas Jefferson

4th July 1934 - Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb

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5th July 1687 - Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

5th July 1852 - Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, condemns the celebration as hypocritical sham

5th July 1994 - Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

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5th July 1687 - Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

5th July 1852 - Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, condemns the celebration as hypocritical sham

5th July 1954 - the BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.

5th July 1994 - Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos

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6th July 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, Westminster

6th JUly 1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

6th July 1945 - Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine

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7t July 1937 - Japanese and Chinese troops clash at Marco Polo Bridge, beginning the Second Sino-Japanese War

7th July 1947 - alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident

7th July 1949 - "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967

7th July 1956 - "Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

7th July 1977 - "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

7th July 2005 - co-ordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
 

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8th July 1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on

8th July 1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the 1st European to reach India by sea

8th July 1777 - Vermont introduces new constitution making it the 1st US state to abolish slavery

8th July 1800 - Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox

8th July 1853 - Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay, opening Japan to Western influence and trade

8th July 1948 - 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow

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9th July 1540 - English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine

9th July 1877 - First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only

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