Exact date unknown - 1617 (402 Anni)
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, one of the most important painters of the Spanish Baroque period, was borne. 400 years
1st January 1766 (253 Anni)
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, son of James VII and II and Mary of Modena, dies. 250 years.
1st January 1793 (226 Anni)
Francesco Lazzaro Guardi, Venetian painter of veduta, nobleman, and a member of the Venetian School, died. 225 years.
1st January 1814 (205 Anni)
Hong Xiuquan, the Chinese prophet who led the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing Dynasty, was born. 210 years.
1st January 1863 (156 Anni)
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee, was born. 155 years
1st January 1863 (156 Anni)
Emancipation Proclamation (ending slavery) issued by Lincoln. 155 years.
1 gennaio 1864 (155 Anni)
Nascita dell'americano Alfred Stieglitz, fotografo e promotore di arte moderna. 155 anni.
1st January 1867 (152 Anni)
Jeanne-Marie Lanvin, the a French haute couture fashion designer, was born. 150 years
1st January 1877 (142 Anni)
Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India. 140 years
Exact date unknown - 1887 (132 Anni)
A massive portfolio, with 781 plates comprising 20,000 of the photographs, in a groundbreaking collection titled Animal Locomotion by Eadweard Muybridge, was published. 130 years
Exact Date Unknown - 1891 (128 Anni)
"Taps", a musical piece played by the U.S. military at dusk, is performed during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet. 125 years.
1st January 1892 (127 Anni)
Ellis Island opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States. 125 years.
1st January 1895 (124 Anni)
John Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, was born. 250 years.
1 gennaio 1919 (100 Anni)
Nascita di J.D. Salinger, autore de Il giovane Holden. 100 anni
Exact Date Unknown - 1927 (92 Anni)
Construction of the R100 airship. 90 years.
1st January 1927 (92 Anni)
Birth of Maurice Béjart, dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet. 90 years
Exact Date Unknown - 1951 (68 Anni)
Bobo, a western lowland gorilla, is born in French Equatorial Africa. Bobo was adopted by the Lowman family and became a media attraction when word got out that the Lowmans were raising Bobo as if he were a human. 65 years.
Exact Date Unknown - 1952 (67 Anni)
The elegant film based on Edward Lear’s nonsense poem is released. 65 years.
2nd January 1557 (462 Anni)
Jacopo Carucci, known as Jacopo da Pontormo or simply Pontormo, Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine School, died. 460 years.
2nd January 1891 (128 Anni)
Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect who designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station, is born. 125 years.
2nd January 1941 (78 Anni)
World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales. 75 years.
3rd January 1883 (136 Anni)
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, former Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party, was born. 135 years.
3rd January 1892 (127 Anni)
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa). 125 years
3rd January 1907 (112 Anni)
Ray Milland, a Welsh actor and director, was born. 110 years.
3 gennaio 1919 (100 Anni)
Nascita di Frank Duveneck, ritrattista americano. 100 anni.
3rd January 1941 (78 Anni)
Henri-Louis Bergson, French philosopher and Nobel prize laureate, dies. 75 years.
3 gennaio 1959 (60 Anni)
Il presidente Eisenhower rende l'Alaska il 49esimo stato degli USA. 60 anni.
3rd January 1967 (52 Anni)
Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvery Oswald, the assassin of John F. Kennedy, died. 50 years.
4th January 1642 (377 Anni)
King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England's slide into civil war. 375 years.
4th January 1643 (376 Anni)
Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician and scientist, was born. 375 years.

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