1st January 1864
Alfred Stieglitz, an American photographer and modern art promoter, was born. 155 years.
1st January 1919
J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye, was born. 100 years
1st January 1959
The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista. 60 years.
3rd January 1919
Frank Duveneck, American portrait painter, was born. 100 years
3rd January 1959
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Alaska to the union as the 49th state. 60 years.
6th January 1919
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States died. 100 years.
7th January 1989
Emperor Hirohito, the 124th Emperor of Japan, died. 30 years.
7th January 1839
The French artist and physicist, Louis Daguerre, announced his invention of the daguerreotype. 180 years.
9th January 1969
The first trial flight of the Concorde in Bristol. 50 years
13th January 1919
Robert Stack, the actor, was born. 100 years
14th January 1954
Baseball player Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe got married. 65 years.
17th January 1944
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944. 75 years.
17th January 1899
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was borne. 120 years
18th January 1919
Bentley Motors Limited was founded. 100 years
18th January 1904
Cary Grant was born. 115 years
19th January 1839
The French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne was born. 180 years.
19th January 1889
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born. 130 years
20 janvier 1779
Mort de David Garrick, acteur, dramaturge et producteur. 300 ans.
21st January 1924
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 95 years.
21st January 1954
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched. 65 years.

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