9th January 1908
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was born. 110 years.
9th January 1863
The opening of the first underground railway in London. 155 years.
9th January 1923
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 95 years.
11th January 1838
First telegraph message of dots and dashes is sent in the United States. 180 years.
11th January 1928
Thomas Hardy, English author and poet, died. 90 years.
13th January 1893
The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting. 125 years.
15th January 1943
The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia. 75 years.
17th January 1933
Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, died. 85 years
17th January 1943
Jane Avril, French model and dancer, died. 75 years.
17th January 1863
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born. 155 years.
18th January 1943
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. 75 years.
18th January 1993
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 United States of America. 25 years.
19th January 1893
Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin. 125 years.
19th January 1943
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, was born. 75 years.
19th January 1978
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003. 40 years.
20th January 1993
Audrey Hepburn, British actress, film and fashion icon and humanitarian, died. 25 years
21st January 1793
After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine. 225 years.
23rd January 1349
Zhu Yuanzhang ascends the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries. 650 years.
23rd January 1928
Jeanne Moreau, French actress, singer, director, and screenwriter, was born. 90 years.
26th January 1838
Tennessee enacted the first prohibition laws in the United States. 180 years.

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