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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 1941 (78 Years)
Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected as President for the third time, central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the USA during a time of worldwide economic depression and war. 75 years.
20th January 1942 (77 Years)
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution. 75 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, the French fashion designer, is born. 110 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. 95 years.
21st January 1924 (95 Years)
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, died. 100 years.
21st January 1954 (65 Years)
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, was launched. 65 years.
21st January 1961 (58 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. 55 years.
21st January 1976 (43 Years)
Concorde's first commercial flights from London Heathrow to Bahrain and from Paris to Rio. 40 years.
21st January 1976 (43 Years)
Concorde's first commercial flight from London Heathrow to Bahrain. Pilot: Captain Norman Todd. 40 years.
22nd January 1891 (128 Years)
Antonio Gramsci, Italian writer and politician and founder of the Italian Communist Party, is born. 125 years.
22nd January 1901 (118 Years)
Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British monarch in UK history, dies. 115 years.
22nd January 1946 (73 Years)
Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 70 years.
23rd January 1349 (670 Years)
Zhu Yuanzhang ascends the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries. 650 years.
23rd January 1866 (153 Years)
Thomas Love Peacock, English novelist, famous for 'Nightmare Abbey', dies. 150 years.
23rd January 1889 (130 Years)
Alexandre Cabanel died.130 years
23rd January 1928 (91 Years)
Jeanne Moreau, French actress, singer, director, and screenwriter, was born. 90 years.
23rd January 1944 (75 Years)
Edvard Munch, a Norwegian painter and printmaker, died. 75 years.
23rd January 1947 (72 Years)
Pierre Bonnard, French painter and founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis, died. 70 years.

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