20th January 1993 (20 Years)
Audrey Hepburn, British actress, film and fashion icon and humanitarian, died.
21st January 1793 (220 Years)
After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
21st January 1905 (108 Years)
Christian Dior, the French fashion designer, is born.
21st January 1924 (89 Years)
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died.
21st January 1954 (59 Years)
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched.
21st January 1961 (52 Years)
John F. Kennedy, the youngest man ever to be elected as president of the United States, starts his new job after beating Republican Vice President Richard Nixon.
21st January 1976 (37 Years)
Concorde's first commercial flights from London Heathrow to Bahrain and from Paris to Rio.
21st January 1976 (37 Years)
Concorde's first commercial flight from London Heathrow to Bahrain. Pilot: Captain Norman Todd.
22nd January 1891 (122 Years)
Antonio Gramsci, Italian writer and politician and founder of the Italian Communist Party, is born.
22nd January 1901 (112 Years)
Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British monarch in UK history, dies.
22nd January 1946 (67 Years)
Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
23rd January 1349 (664 Years)
Zhu Yuanzhang ascends the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
23rd January 1866 (147 Years)
Thomas Love Peacock, English novelist, famous for 'Nightmare Abbey', dies.
23rd January 1889 (124 Years)
Alexandre Cabanel died.
23rd January 1928 (85 Years)
Jeanne Moreau, French actress, singer, director, and screenwriter, was born.
23rd January 1944 (69 Years)
Edvard Munch, a Norwegian painter and printmaker, died.
23rd January 1947 (66 Years)
Pierre Bonnard, French painter and founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis, died.
23rd January 1986 (27 Years)
Joseph Beuys, German Fluxus, happening and performance artist, dies.
23rd January 1989 (24 Years)
Salvador Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, died.
24th January 1920 (93 Years)
Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor, died.
24th January 1942 (71 Years)
Citizen Kane, the 1941 American drama film by Orson Welles,and its first feature film, premièred in the UK.
24th January 1965 (48 Years)
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died. 55 years.
25th January 1882 (131 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, was born.
25th January 1947 (66 Years)
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, died.
25th January 1990 (23 Years)
Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress and singer, died.
25th January 2005 (8 Years)
Philip Johnson, American architect, dies aged 98. 15 years.
26th January 1714 (299 Years)
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, a French sculptor from Paris, is born.
26th January 1824 (189 Years)
Théodore Géricault died.
26th January 1838 (175 Years)
Tennessee enacted the first prohibition laws in the United States.

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