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11th January 1935 (87 Years)
Amelia Earhart becomes the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
11th January 1966 (56 Years)
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, dies.
12th January 1895 (127 Years)
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.
12th January 1976 (46 Years)
Agatha Christie, English crime writer and creator of characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, dies.
13th January 1893 (129 Years)
The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
13th January 1919 (103 Years)
Robert Stack, the actor, was born.
13th January 1941 (81 Years)
James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, best known for 'Ulysses', dies.
14th January 1841 (181 Years)
Berthe Morisot, French painter and printmaker who was associated with Impressionism, is born.
14th January 1867 (155 Years)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres,French Neoclassical painter, dies.
14th January 1941 (81 Years)
Dorothy Faye Dunaway, American actress, was born.
14th January 1954 (68 Years)
Baseball player Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe got married.
14th January 1957 (65 Years)
Humphrey DeForest Bogart, American actor and cultural icon, died.
14th January 1986 (36 Years)
Donna Reed, American film and television actress and producer, died.
14th January 2006 (16 Years)
Shelley Winters, American stage, film and television actress, died.
15th January 1943 (79 Years)
The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
16th January 1547 (475 Years)
Ivan IV of Russia a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible becomes Tzar of Russia.
16th January 1920 (102 Years)
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation.
16th January 1942 (80 Years)
Carole Lombard, American film actress and the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, died.
16th January 1957 (65 Years)
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor and one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, died.
17th January 1863 (159 Years)
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73.
17th January 1863 (159 Years)
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born.
17th January 1899 (123 Years)
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was borne.
17th January 1920 us (102 Years)
Prohibition on alcohol comes into effect in the US.
17th January 1933 (89 Years)
Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, died.
17th January 1943 (79 Years)
Jane Avril, French model and dancer, died.
17th January 1944 (78 Years)
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944.
18th January 1841 (181 Years)
Emmanuel Chabrier, French Romantic composer and pianist, most famous for two of his orchestral works, España and Joyeuse marche, is born.
18th January 1892 (130 Years)
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy, American comic actor famous as one-half of Laurel and Hardy, was borne.
18th January 1919 (103 Years)
Bentley Motors Limited was founded.