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18th January 1841 (178 Years)
Emmanuel Chabrier, French Romantic composer and pianist, most famous for two of his orchestral works, España and Joyeuse marche, is born. 175 years.
18th January 1892 (127 Years)
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy, American comic actor famous as one-half of Laurel and Hardy, was borne. 125 years.
18th January 1904 (115 Years)
Cary Grant was born. 115 years
18th January 1919 (100 Years)
Bentley Motors Limited was founded. 100 years
18th January 1936 (83 Years)
Rudyard Kipling, English short-story writer, poet and novelist, dies. 80 years.
18th January 1943 (76 Years)
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. 75 years.
18th January 1993 (26 Years)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 United States of America. 25 years.
19th January 1766 (253 Years)
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian French painter and architect, dies. 250 years.
19th January 1839 (180 Years)
The French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne was born. 180 years.
19th January 1889 (130 Years)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born. 130 years
19th January 1893 (126 Years)
Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin. 125 years.
19th January 1917 (102 Years)
73 people are killed and 400 injured in the Silvertown explosion, a munitions plant in London. 100 years
19th January 1943 (76 Years)
Janis Lyn Joplin, influential American singer of the 1960s, was born. 75 years.
19th January 1966 (53 Years)
Indira Gandhi, daughter of India's first prime minister, becomes the country's next leader. 50 years.
19th January 1978 (41 Years)
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003. 40 years.
19th January 2016 (3 Years)
Chinese New Year 2016. Year of the Monkey
20th January 1716 (303 Years)
Charles III, King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788, was born. 300 years.
20th January 1779 (240 Years)
David Garrick, English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, died. 300 years
20th January 1875 (144 Years)
Jean-Francois Millet, the pioneering French Realist painter, died. 145 years.
20th January 1885 (134 Years)
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson. 135 years.
20th January 1920 (99 Years)
Federico Fellini, Italian film director known for his distinct style, was born. 100 years
20th January 1930 (89 Years)
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born. 90 years.
20th January 1936 (83 Years)
Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom after the death of George V. 80 years.
20th January 1942 (77 Years)
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution. 75 years.
20th January 1961 (58 Years)
The Democrat John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States. 55 years.
20th January 1993 (26 Years)
Audrey Hepburn, British actress, film and fashion icon and humanitarian, died. 25 years
21st January 1793 (226 Years)
After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine. 225 years.
21st January 1905 (114 Years)
Christian Dior, French fashion designer and inventor of the "New Look", was born. 115 years.
21st January 1924 (95 Years)
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 100 years.
21st January 1924 (95 Years)
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 95 years.

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