July Events & Anniversaries

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Paddington - The Story of a Bear

British Library

9th July – 31st October 2021

A new, family-friendly exhibition celebrating one of the world’s most beloved fictional bears over 60 years on from first publication.

Featured are original illustrations, the first books and clips from the recent blockbuster movies. You can also see Michael Bonds own original notes, his typewriter and photographs from his life.

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200 years since the Coronation of King George IV

19th July 1821

On 19th July 1821, George IV was crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover after the death of his father, King George III.

As prince regent, he led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste.

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100 years since the Birth of John Glenn

18th July 1921

John Herschel Glenn Jr. 18 July 1921 – 8th December 2016,

John Glenn is primarily remembered as a aviator, astronaut and politician.

After a long career serving his country as a fighter pilot he became the third American in space and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962.

He served as the Democratic United States Senator for Ohio 1974 to 1999. But in 1998, returned to space again at age 77.

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85th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War

17th July 1936 – 1st April 1939

In July 2021, the Spanish people will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War that devastated their country. Violent and traumatic, the Spanish Civil War killed between 380,000 and 450,000 people.

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Bonhams - Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

9th July 2021

Bonhams - Goodwood Festival of Speed sale will showcase some of the worlds finest examples of rare and significant classic cars from around the globe. What better way to view such automotive heritage than at the idyllic setting of Goodwood.  

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Christie's - Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale

1st July 2021

Christie's - Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale offers paintings, sculpture and works on paper by some of the most famous artists. This month Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Degas, Joan Miró, Leonard Foujita are among those up for auction. An incredible slate of artists by any measure!

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75 years since the death of Alfred Stieglitz

13th July 1946

Alfred Stieglitz, 1st January 1864 – 13th July 1946,

American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form.

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100 Years since Hitler became leader of the NSDAP

29th July 1921

On 29 July 1921 Hitler he was granted absolute power as party chairman, replacing previous chairman Drexler, by a vote of 533 to 1. This was the beginning of Hitler's seemingly unstoppable path to absolute power in Germany.

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Coming Up in August

  • 60th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall - Click Here
  • Barack Obama's 60th birthday - Click Here
  • 500 years since the fall of the Aztec empire - Click Here

Coming Up in September

  • 700th Anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri - Click Here
  • 80th Anniversary of the Siege of Leningrad - Click Here
  • 20th Anniversary of September the 11th - Click Here

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