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The former prime minister stood down as an MP on July 28th, 1964.

A milestone in transportation was reached on July 25th, 1814.

The city burned on July 18th, AD 64.

The country was renamed on June 23rd, 1939.

The heiress to the crowns of England and Ireland died on June 8th, 1714.

Maximilian of Austria acceded to the imperial throne of Mexico on June 12th, 1864.

The caped crusader first appeared on May 1st, 1939.

Beethoven's only opera was performed for the first time on May 23rd, 1814.

The French theologian died on May 27th, 1564.

Henry V's right-hand man was made Archbishop on April 27th, 1414.

The society lady was born in Piccadily on April 23rd, 1814.

The Irish ruler met a bloody fate on April 23rd, 1014.

Though he didn't invent it, the guillotine was named for a French doctor, who died on March 26th, 1814.

The archaeologist Howard Carter died on March 2nd, 1939.

A proto-mutiny took place in Ireland on March 20th, 1914.

The Japanese ruler was laid to rest on February 24th, 1989.

The playwright was baptised on February 26th, 1564.

Having conquered England, the Viking king died after a fall from his horse on February 3rd, 1014.

The great poet passed away aged 73 on January 28th, 1939.

The MP was ejected on January 19th, 1764.

The granddaughter of William the Conqueror was married on January 7th, 1114.

The tragic figure whose death led to the outbreak of the First World War was born on December 18th, 1863.

Tinseltown pioneers founded the Jesse Lasky Feature Play Company on December 22nd, 1913.

The rebirth of one of the world's great buildings took place on December 24th, 563.

Proust's epic first appeared on November 14th, 1913.

Thomas Tompion, a master of time, died on November 20th, 1713.

The creator of modern Turkey died on November 10th, 1938.

The Parisian idol died on October 11th, 1963.

The last Vietnamese emperor was born on October 22nd, 1913.

The great humanitarian organisation was founded on October 29th, 1863.

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