16th January 1920
The League of Nations is formed and Leon Bourgeois is made President of the organisation. 100 years.
17th January 1920
Prohibition on alcohol comes into effect in the US. 100 Years
1st January 1895
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 1250 years.
20th January 1885
The patent for the first Commercial rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY is registered by L.A. Thompson. 135 years.
20th January 1930
Buzz Aldrin, member of Apollo 11 spaceflight, was born. 90 years.
24th January 1965
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died. 55 years.
27th January 1945
Liberation of the German concentration camp Auschwitz. 75 years.
7th January 1955
Britain's first ever animated feature film, Animal Farm was created by the pioneering Halas & Batchelor Animation Studio. 65 years.
8th January 1935
Elvis Presley, an American singer and actor, was born. 85 years.
8th January 1940
World War II: Britain introduces food rationing. 80 years.
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