5th January 1941
Amy Johnson, English aviator and first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies at 37, while piloting a ferry flight for the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. 75 years.
10th January 1941
Sir John Lavery, Irish portrait and landscape painter, dies in County Kilkenny, aged 84. 75 years.
20th January 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected as President for the third time, central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the USA during a time of worldwide economic depression and war. 75 years.
21st January 1961
John F. Kennedy, the youngest man ever to be elected as president of the United States, starts his new job after beating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon. 55 years.
21st January 1976
Concorde's first commercial flight from London Heathrow to Bahrain. Pilot: Captain Norman Todd. 40 years.
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