1st January 1864
Alfred Stieglitz, an American photographer and modern art promoter, is born. 150 years.
1st January 1959
The Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro led the Cubans to victory over Fulgencia Batista. 55 years.
1st January 1814
Hong Xiuquan, the Chinese prophet who led the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing Dynasty, is born. 200 years.
3rd January 1959
President Eisenhower signs proclamation admitting Alaska to the union as the 49th state. 55 years.
6th January 1919
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States dies. 95 years.
7th January 1839
The French artist and physicist, Louis Daguerre, announces his invention of the daguerreotype. 175 years.
7th January 1989
Emperor Hirohito, the 124th Emperor of Japan, dies. 25 years.
17th January 1944
The Battle of Monte Cassino, during World War II which continued until 18th May 1944. 70 years.
19th January 1839
The French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne is born. 175 years.
21st January 1924
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian SFSR and premier of the Soviet Union, dies. 90 years.
21st January 1954
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, is launched. 60 years.
23rd January 1944
Edvard Munch, a Norwegian painter and printmaker, dies. 70 years.
23rd January 1989
Salvador Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, dies. 25 years.
26th January 1914
Jane Morris, Pre-Raphaelite model and muse to William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, dies. 100 years.
26th January 1714
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, a French sculptor from Paris, is born. 300 years.
27th January 1814
Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, the French Gothic revival architect who designed the steel frame of the Statue of Liberty, is born. 200 years.
28th January 0814
Charlemagne, also known as Charles I. or Charles the Great, king of the Franks, dies. 1200 years.
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