1st January 1863
Emancipation Proclamation (ending slavery) issued by Lincoln. 150 years.
9th January 1913
Richard Nixon, infamously the only U.S. President to resign from office, is born. 100 years.
9th January 1863
The opening of the first underground railway in London. 150 years.
9th January 1923
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 90 years.
10th January 1863
Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman and temperance movement leader dies. (b. 1775). 150 years.
11th January 1838
First telegraph message of dots and dashes is sent in the United States. 175 years.
14th January 1963
The Flying Scotsman made its last run. 50 years.
17th January 1863
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73. 150 years.
17th January 1863
David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister who led Britain through WWI born. 150 years.
17th January 1863
Horace Vernet the French artist dies. 150 years.
20th January 1993
Audrey Hepburn, the British actress, dies. 20 years.
23rd January 1888
Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor, is born. 125 years.
26th January 1838
Tennessee enacts the first prohibition laws in the United States. 175 years.
28th January 1813
Pride and Prejudice is published in the UK. 200 years.
29th January 1888
Edward Lear, poet and author, dies at 75. 125 years
29th January 1613
Sir Thomas Bodley, English diplomat, soldier and founder of the Bodleian library Oxford, dies. 400 years.
30th January 1948
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader, assassinated by a Hindu extremist. 65 years.
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