1st January 1895
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 125 years.
7th January 1955
Britain's first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio. 65 years.
8th January 1940
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing. 80 years.
11th January 1935
Amelia Earhart becomes the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. 85 years.
12th January 1895
National Trust, the independent charity and membership organisation for environmental and heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is founded in the United Kingdom. 125 years.
16th January 1920
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation. 100 years.
20th January 1930
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born. 90 years.
20th January 1875
Jean-Francois Millet, the pioneering French Realist painter, died. 145 years.
20th January 1885
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson. 135 years.
20th January 1920
Federico Fellini, Italian film director known for his distinct style, was born. 100 years
21st January 1905
Christian Dior, French fashion designer and inventor of the "New Look", was born. 115 years.
24th January 1920
Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor, died. 100 years.
24th January 1965
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died. 55 years.
25th January 2005
Philip Johnson, American architect, dies aged 98. 15 years.
25th January 1990
Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress and singer, died. 30 years.
27th January 1945
Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz. 75 years.
2nd February 1970
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer and Nobel laureate, died. 50 years.
4th February 1945
The Yalta War Conference was held between February 4th and February 11th 1945. 75 years.
6th February 1895
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr., American professional baseball player, was born. 125 years.
6th February 1945
Jamaican singer, songwriter and muscian, Bob Marley was born. 75 years.

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