10th January 1941 (72 Years)
Sir John Lavery, Irish portrait and landscape painter, dies in County Kilkenny, aged 84.
10th January 1952 (61 Years)
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.
11th January 1838 (175 Years)
First telegraph message of dots and dashes is sent in the United States.
11th January 1891 (122 Years)
Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French urban planner who reconstructed central Paris. died.
11th January 1928 (85 Years)
Thomas Hardy, English author and poet, died.
11th January 1935 (78 Years)
Amelia Earhart becomes the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
11th January 1966 (47 Years)
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, dies.
12th January 1895 (118 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 (37 Years)
Agatha Christie, English crime writer and creator of characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, dies.
13th January 1893 (120 Years)
The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
13th January 1919 (94 Years)
Robert Stack, the actor, was born.
13th January 1941 (72 Years)
James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, best known for 'Ulysses', dies.
14th January 1841 (172 Years)
Berthe Morisot, French painter and printmaker who was associated with Impressionism, is born.
14th January 1867 (146 Years)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres,French Neoclassical painter, dies.
14th January 1941 (72 Years)
Dorothy Faye Dunaway, American actress, was born.
14th January 1954 (59 Years)
Baseball player Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe got married.
14th January 1957 (56 Years)
Humphrey DeForest Bogart, American actor and cultural icon, died.
14th January 1963 (50 Years)
The Flying Scotsman made its last run.
14th January 1986 (27 Years)
Donna Reed, American film and television actress and producer, died.
14th January 2006 (7 Years)
Shelley Winters, American stage, film and television actress, died.
15th January 1943 (70 Years)
The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
16th January 1547 (466 Years)
Ivan IV of Russia a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible becomes Tzar of Russia.
16th January 1920 (93 Years)
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation.
16th January 1942 (71 Years)
Carole Lombard, American film actress and the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, died.
16 gennaio 1957 (56 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 (150 Years)
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73.
17th January 1863 (150 Years)
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born.
17th January 1899 (114 Years)
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was born.
17th January 1920 (93 Years)
Prohibition on alcohol comes into effect in the US.
17th January 1933 (80 Years)
Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, died.

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