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5th January 1968 (51 Years)
Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia. 50 years.
5th January 1972 (47 Years)
President Richard Nixon and NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher announced the start of Space Shuttle program. 45 years
6th January 1919 (100 Years)
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States died. 100 years.
6th January 1928 (91 Years)
Capucine, French actress and model, was born. 90 years.
6th January 1941 (78 Years)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States delivers his Four Freedoms speech. 75 years.
6th January 1978 (41 Years)
The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II. 40 years.
6th January 1993 (26 Years)
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer, died. 25 years.
7th January 1839 (180 Years)
The French artist and physicist, Louis Daguerre, announced his invention of the daguerreotype. 180 years.
7th January 1943 (76 Years)
Nikola Tesla, Croatian-Serbian-American physicist and engineer, died. 75 years.
7th January 1955 (64 Years)
Britain's first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio. 65 years.
7th January 1989 (30 Years)
Emperor Hirohito, the 124th Emperor of Japan, died. 30 years.
8th January 1918 (101 Years)
President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I. 100 years.
8th January 1935 (84 Years)
Elvis Presley, an American singer and actor, was born. 85 years.
8th January 1940 (79 Years)
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing. 80 years.
8th January 1941 (78 Years)
Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouts and Guides movement, dies. 75 years.
9th January 1816 (203 Years)
The first trial of the Davy lamp for miners invented by Sir Humphry Davy at Hebburn Colliery. 200 years.
9th January 1863 (156 Years)
The opening of the first underground railway in London. 160 years.
9th January 1863 (156 Years)
The opening of the first underground railway in London. 155 years.
9th January 1908 (111 Years)
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was born. 110 years.
9th January 1908 (111 Years)
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was born. 115 years.
9th January 1913 (106 Years)
Richard Nixon, infamously the only U.S. President to resign from office, is born. 110 years.
9th January 1923 (96 Years)
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 95 years.
9th January 1923 (96 Years)
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 100 years.
9th January 1936 (83 Years)
John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director, died. 80 years.
9th January 1969 (50 Years)
The first trial flight of the Concorde in Bristol. 50 years
10th January 1917 (102 Years)
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, US frontiersman, died in Denver, Colorado. 100 years
10th January 1941 (78 Years)
Sir John Lavery, Irish portrait and landscape painter, dies. 75 years.
10th January 1952 (67 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. 65 years.
11th January 1838 (181 Years)
First telegraph message of dots and dashes is sent in the United States. 180 years.
11th January 1891 (128 Years)
Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French urban planner who reconstructed central Paris. died. 125 years.

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