Exact date unknown - 1887
A massive portfolio, with 781 plates comprising 20,000 of the photographs, in a groundbreaking collection titled Animal Locomotion by Eadweard Muybridge, was published. 130 years
Exact Date Unknown - 1952
The elegant film based on Edward Lear’s nonsense poem is released. 65 years.
Exact Date Unknown - 1927
Construction of the R100 airship. 90 years.
1st January 1927
Birth of Maurice Béjart, dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet. 90 years
5th January 1972
President Richard Nixon and NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher announced the start of Space Shuttle program. 45 years.
10th January 1952
SS Flying Enterprise, a 6,711 ton Type C1-B ship, was built in 1944 as SS Cape Kumukaki for the US Maritime Commission for use in World War II, sank. 65 years.
10th January 1917
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, US frontiersman, died in Denver, Colorado. 100 years.
20th January 1942
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution. 75 years.
25th January 1947
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, died. 70 years
28th January 1887
Construction of the Eiffel Tower begins. 130 years.
31st January 1977
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens. 40 years.
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