23rd January 1986 (33 Years)
Joseph Beuys, German Fluxus, happening and performance artist, dies. 30 years.
23rd January 1989 (30 Years)
Salvador Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, died. 30 years.
23rd January 2004 (15 Years)
Helmut Newton died. 15 years
24th January 1920 (99 Years)
Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor, died. 100 years.
24th January 1942 (77 Years)
Citizen Kane, the 1941 American drama film by Orson Welles,and its first feature film, premièred in the UK. 75 years.
24th January 1965 (54 Years)
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died. 55 years.
25th January 1882 (137 Years)
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, was born. 135 years.
25th January 1947 (72 Years)
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, died. 70 years
25th January 1990 (29 Years)
Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress and singer, died. 30 years.
25th January 2005 (14 Years)
Philip Johnson, American architect, dies aged 98. 15 years.
26th January 1714 (305 Years)
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, a French sculptor from Paris, is born. 300 years.
26th January 1824 (195 Years)
Théodore Géricault died. 195 years
26th January 1824 (195 Years)
Théodore Géricault died. 200 years
26th January 1838 (181 Years)
Tennessee enacted the first prohibition laws in the United States. 180 years.
26th January 1914 (105 Years)
Jane Morris, Pre-Raphaelite model and muse to William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, died. 110 years.
27th January 1343 (676 Years)
Pope Clement VI issues the papal bull Unigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. Nearly 200 years later, Martin Luther would protest this. 675 years.
27th January 1593 (426 Years)
The Vatican opens the seven-year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno. 425 years.
27th January 1814 (205 Years)
Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, the French Gothic revival architect who designed the steel frame of the Statue of Liberty, is born. 200 years.
27th January 1921 (98 Years)
Donna Reed, American film and television actress and producer, was born. 95 years.
27th January 1945 (74 Years)
Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz. 75 years.
27th January 1986 (33 Years)
Lilli Palmer, born Lilli Marie Peiser, German actress, died. 30 years.
28th January 0814 (1205 Years)
Charlemagne, also known as Charles I. or Charles the Great, king of the Franks, dies. 1200 years.
28th January 1807 (212 Years)
Pall Mall in London becomes the first street to be lighted by gas lamps. 210 years
28th January 1813 (206 Years)
Pride and Prejudice is published in the UK. 200 years.
28th January 1887 (132 Years)
Construction of the Eiffel Tower begins. 130 years.
28th January 1887 (132 Years)
Construction of the Eiffel Tower begins. 130 years.
28th January 1929 (90 Years)
Claes Oldenburg, American Pop Artist, was born. 90 years
28th January 1939 (80 Years)
William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, died. 80 years.
28th January 1958 (61 Years)
The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today. 60 years.
29th January 1393 (626 Years)
Bal des Ardents (the "Ball of the Burning Men"): Charles VI of France almost died when costumes caught fire at a masquerade ball. 625 years.

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