17th January 1944
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944. 75 years.
17th January 1899
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was borne. 120 years
18th January 1919
Bentley Motors Limited was founded. 100 years
18th January 1904
Cary Grant was born. 115 years
19th January 1839
The French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne was born. 180 years.
19th January 1889
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born. 130 years
20th January 1779
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, died. 300 years
21st January 1954
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched. 65 years.
21st January 1924
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 95 years.
23rd January 1889
Alexandre Cabanel died.130 years
23rd January 1944
Edvard Munch, a Norwegian painter and printmaker, died. 75 years.
23rd January 1989
Salvador Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, died. 30 years.
23rd January 2004
Helmut Newton died. 15 years
26th January 1824
Théodore Géricault died. 195 years
28th January 1929
Claes Oldenburg, American Pop Artist, was born. 90 years
30th January 1969
The Beatles’ last public performance. 50 years
1st February 1944
Piet Mondrian, the Dutch pioneer of abstract art and important contributor to the De Stijl art movement, died. 75 years.
3rd February 1924
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, died. 95 years.
7th February 1964
The Beatles arrived in America for the first time for their United States Tour. 55 years.
10th February 1939
Pope Pius XI, the sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state, died. 80 years.

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