17th January 1943 (70 Years)
Jane Avril, French model and dancer, died.
17th January 1944 (69 Years)
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944.
18th January 1841 (172 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 (121 Years)
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy, American comic actor famous as one-half of Laurel and Hardy, was borne.
18th January 1919 (94 Years)
Bentley Motors Limited was founded.
18th January 1936 (77 Years)
Rudyard Kipling, English short-story writer, poet and novelist, dies.
18th January 1943 (70 Years)
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
18th January 1993 (20 Years)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 United States of America.
19th January 1766 (247 Years)
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian French painter and architect, dies.
19th January 1839 (174 Years)
The French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne was born.
19th January 1889 (124 Years)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born. 130 years
19th January 1893 (120 Years)
Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
19th January 1915 (98 Years)
World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
19th January 1917 (96 Years)
73 people are killed and 400 injured in the Silvertown explosion, a munitions plant in London.
19th January 1943 (70 Years)
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, was born.
19th January 1966 (47 Years)
Indira Gandhi, daughter of India's first prime minister, becomes the country's next leader.
19th January 1978 (35 Years)
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
20th January 1265 (748 Years)
In Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting held by Simon de Montfort in the Palace of Westminster, now also known colloquially as the "Houses of Parliament".
20th January 1716 (297 Years)
Charles III, King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788, was born.
20th January 1779 (234 Years)
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, died.
20th January 1875 (138 Years)
Jean-Francois Millet, the pioneering French Realist painter, died.
20th January 1885 (128 Years)
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson.
20th January 1920 (93 Years)
Federico Fellini, Italian film director known for his distinct style, was born.
20th January 1930 (83 Years)
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born.
20th January 1936 (77 Years)
Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom after the death of George V.
20th January 1941 (72 Years)
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected as President for the third time, central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the USA during a time of worldwide economic depression and war.
20th January 1942 (71 Years)
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution.
20th January 1942 (71 Years)
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution.
20th January 1961 (52 Years)
The Democrat John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States.

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