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16th January 1920 (99 Years)
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation. 100 years.
16th January 1942 (77 Years)
Carole Lombard, American film actress and the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, died. 75 years.
16th January 1957 (62 Years)
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor and one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, died. 60 years
17th January 1863 (156 Years)
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born. 155 years.
17th January 1863 (156 Years)
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73. 155 years.
17th January 1863 (156 Years)
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73. 160 years.
17th January 1863 (156 Years)
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI was born. 160 years.
17th January 1899 (120 Years)
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, was born. 120 years
17th January 1920 (99 Years)
Prohibition on alcohol comes into effect in the US. 100 Years
17th January 1933 (86 Years)
Louis Comfort Tiffany, American Art Nouveau Stained Glass Artist, died. 85 years
17th January 1943 (76 Years)
Jane Avril, French model and dancer, died. 75 years.
17th January 1944 (75 Years)
WWII - The Battle of Monte Cassino began, and continued until 18th May 1944. 75 years.
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 1915 (104 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. 100 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 1265 (754 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". 750 years.

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