16th January 1942
Carole Lombard, American film actress and the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, died. 75 years.
18th January 1892
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy, American comic actor famous as one-half of Laurel and Hardy, was borne. 125 years.
19th January 1917
73 people are killed and 400 injured in the Silvertown explosion, a munitions plant in London. 100 years
20th January 1942
Nazi officials hold the Wannsee Conference, calling for the Final Solution. 75 years.
23rd January 1947
Pierre Bonnard, French painter and founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis, died. 70 years.
24th January 1942
Citizen Kane, the 1941 American drama film by Orson Welles,and its first feature film, premièred in the UK. 75 years.
25th January 1882
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English modernist writer, was born. 135 years.
25th January 1947
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era, died. 70 years
28th January 1807
Pall Mall in London becomes the first street to be lighted by gas lamps. 210 years
28th January 1887
Construction of the Eiffel Tower begins. 130 years.
31st January 1977
The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, called “Beaubourg” opens. 40 years
1st February 1887
Hollywood, California becomes a registered town. 130 years.
2nd February 1947
American actress Farrah Fawcett, was born. 70 years
6th February 1917
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite who was also Miss Hungary in 1936, was born. 100 years
6th February 1952
George VI King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, died. 65 years
7th February 1947
The first of the Dead Sea Scrolls is found in caves in Khirbat Qumran. 70 years
2nd February 1882
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, was born. 135 years
8th February 1587
Mary, Queen of Scots, dies. 430 years.
10th February 1567
Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, dies in alleged assassination. 450 years.
11th February 1847
Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman, is born. 170 years.

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