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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.
26th January 1824 (195 Years)
Théodore Géricault died.
26th January 1838 (181 Years)
Tennessee enacted the first prohibition laws in the United States.
26th January 1914 (105 Years)
Jane Morris, Pre-Raphaelite model and muse to William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, died.
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.
27th January 1593 (426 Years)
The Vatican opens the seven-year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
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.
27th January 1921 (98 Years)
Donna Reed, American film and television actress and producer, was born.
27th January 1945 (74 Years)
Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz.
27th January 1986 (33 Years)
Lilli Palmer, born Lilli Marie Peiser, German actress, died.
28th January 0814 (1205 Years)
Charlemagne, also known as Charles I. or Charles the Great, king of the Franks, dies.
28th January 1807 (212 Years)
Pall Mall in London becomes the first street to be lighted by gas lamps.
28th January 1813 (206 Years)
Pride and Prejudice is published in the UK.
28th January 1887 (132 Years)
Construction of the Eiffel Tower begins.
28th January 1929 (90 Years)
Claes Oldenburg, American Pop Artist, was born.
28th January 1939 (80 Years)
William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, died.
28th January 1958 (61 Years)
The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
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.
29th January 1843 (176 Years)
William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States, was born.
29th January 1888 (131 Years)
Edward Lear, poet and author, died.
29th January 1936 (83 Years)
Patrick Caulfield, English painter and printmaker, known for his bold paintings, is born.
30th January 1841 (178 Years)
Félix Faure, sixth president of the French Third Republic, is born.
30th January 1948 (71 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the pre-eminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India was assassinated in New Delhi.
30th January 1948 (71 Years)
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, was assassinated.
30th January 1968 (51 Years)
The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched.
30th January 1969 (50 Years)
The Beatles’ last public performance.
31st January 1977 (42 Years)
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens. 40 years
31st January 1977 (42 Years)
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens. 40 years.
1st February 1887 (132 Years)
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town.

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