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18th January 1936 (86 Years)
Rudyard Kipling, English short-story writer, poet and novelist, dies.
18th January 1943 (79 Years)
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
18th January 1993 (29 Years)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 United States of America.
19th January 1766 (256 Years)
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian French painter and architect, dies.
19th January 1839 (183 Years)
The French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne was born.
19th January 1889 (133 Years)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born.
19th January 1893 (129 Years)
Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
19th January 1917 (105 Years)
73 people are killed and 400 injured in the Silvertown explosion, a munitions plant in London.
19th January 1943 (79 Years)
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, was born.
19th January 1966 (56 Years)
Indira Gandhi, daughter of India's first prime minister, becomes the country's next leader.
19th January 1978 (44 Years)
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
19th January 2016 (6 Years)
Chinese New Year 2016. Year of the Monkey
20th January 1716 (306 Years)
Charles III, King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788, was born.
20th January 1779 (243 Years)
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, died.
20th January 1875 (147 Years)
Jean-Francois Millet, the pioneering French Realist painter, died.
20th January 1885 (137 Years)
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson.
20th January 1920 (102 Years)
Federico Fellini, Italian film director known for his distinct style, was born.
20th January 1930 (92 Years)
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born.
20th January 1936 (86 Years)
Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom after the death of George V.
20th January 1942 (80 Years)
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution.
20th January 1961 (61 Years)
The Democrat John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States.
20th January 1993 (29 Years)
Audrey Hepburn, British actress, film and fashion icon and humanitarian, died.
21st January 1793 (229 Years)
After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
21st January 1905 (117 Years)
Christian Dior, French fashion designer and inventor of the "New Look", was born.
21st January 1924 (98 Years)
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died.
21st January 1954 (68 Years)
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched.
21st January 1976 (46 Years)
Concorde's first commercial flights from London Heathrow to Bahrain and from Paris to Rio.
22nd January 1891 (131 Years)
Antonio Gramsci, Italian writer and politician and founder of the Italian Communist Party, is born.
22nd January 1901 (121 Years)
Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British monarch in UK history, dies.
22nd January 1946 (76 Years)
Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).