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15th June 1215 (804 Years)
King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta. 800 years.
1st June 1265 (754 Years)
The Italian Poet, Dante Alighieri, was born. 755 years.
23rd June 1314 (705 Years)
Battle of Bannockburn during the First War of Scottish Independence. 700 years.
28th June 1491 (528 Years)
Henry VIII of England was born. 525 years.
1st June 1495 (524 Years)
First record of Scotch whisky being commissioned from Friar John Cor. 525 years.
21st June 1527 (492 Years)
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian politician and philosopher, dies. 490 years.
29th June 1613 (406 Years)
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down. 410 years.
14th June 1653 (366 Years)
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi, Italian female painter, died. 365 years.
14th June 1653 (366 Years)
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi, Italian female painter, died. 365 years.
2nd June 1665 (354 Years)
James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England) defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft. 350 years.
24th June 1717 (302 Years)
The Premier Grand Lodge of England, now the United Grand Lodge of England, is founded as the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world. 300 years.
25th June 1741 (278 Years)
Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary. 275 years.
2nd June 1743 (276 Years)
Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer, was born. 275 years.
23rd June 1763 (256 Years)
Josephine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon, first Empress of France, was born. 255 years.
23rd June 1763 (256 Years)
Josephine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon, first Empress of France, was born. 260 years.
26th June 1763 (256 Years)
George Morland, English rural landscape artist, was born. 255 years.
26th June 1763 (256 Years)
George Morland, English rural landscape artist, was born. 260 years.
18th June 1767 (252 Years)
English sea captain Samuel Wallis sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island. 250 years.
14th June 1777 (242 Years)
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes the Flag Resolution. 240 years.
18th June 1815 (204 Years)
The Battle of Waterloo, fought in present-day Belgium. 200 years.
5th June 1816 (203 Years)
Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer of the Classical era, dies. 200 years.
12th June 1817 (202 Years)
Karl Drais invents the two-wheeled velocipede, also called Draisine or hobby-horse. 200 years.
17th June 1818 (201 Years)
Charles-François Gounod, French composer, best known for his Ave Maria as well as his opera Faust, was born. 200 years.
14th June 1828 (191 Years)
Ernesto Che Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, author, and guerrilla leader, was born. 90 years.
6th June 1832 (187 Years)
Jeremy Bentham, British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer, dies. 145 years.
28th June 1838 (181 Years)
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, crowned in Westminster Abbey. 185 years.
1st June 1841 (178 Years)
Sir David Wilkie, Scottish genre and portrait painter and draftsman known for his anecdotal style, is born. 175 years.
28th June 1841 (178 Years)
The Paris Opera Ballet premièred Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier. 175 years.
28th June 1846 (173 Years)
Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax, a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician, patented the saxophone. 170 years.
24th June 1848 (171 Years)
Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union makes overland travel between West Germany and West Berlin impossible. 70 years.

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