9th January 1913
Richard Nixon, infamously the only U.S. President to resign from office, is born. 110 years.
9th January 1863
The opening of the first underground railway in London. 160 years.
9th January 1908
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was born. 115 years.
9th January 1923
Katherine Mansfield, writer of the Dove's Nest, died at 34. 100 years.
17th January 1863
E J Horace Vernet, French painter, died at 73. 160 years.
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