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Historic Anniversaries this Week

Historical Anniversaries this Week

January 23

Events (1050 years ago today): 971 – Using crossbows, Song dynasty troops soundly defeat a war elephant corps of the Southern Han at Shao.

Events (450 years ago today): 1571 – The Royal Exchange opens in London.

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Scott Gibbs, Welsh-South African rugby player and sportscaster

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer and conductor (b. 1877)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Fritz Feigl, Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (b. 1871)

January 24

Births (150 years ago today): 1871Ji?í Karásek ze Lvovic, Czech poet, writer and literary critic (d. 1951)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)

January 25

Events (50 years ago today): 1971Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Barry III, Guinean lawyer and politician (b. 1923)

January 26

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Eddie Barclay, French record producer, founded Barclay Records (d. 2005)

January 27

Births (450 years ago today): 1571Abbas I of Persia (d. 1629)

Births (400 years ago today): 1621Thomas Willis, English physician and anatomist (d. 1675)

Births (200 years ago today): 1821John Chivington, American colonel and pastor (d. 1892)

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant (b. 1891)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)

Commemorations:
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 28

Events (500 years ago today): 1521 – The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.[4]

Events (350 years ago today): 1671 – Original city of Panama (founded in 1519) was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins (see Panama Viejo).

Events (150 years ago today): 1871Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.[7]

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Vytautas Norkus, Lithuanian-American basketball player (d. 2014)

Deaths (750 years ago today): 1271Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (b. 1247)[36]

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1621Pope Paul V (b. 1550)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921Mustafa Suphi, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1883)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Donald Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst (b. 1896)

January 29

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Geraldine Pittman Woods, American science administrator and embryologist (d. 1999)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1871Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, Canadian author (b. 1786)


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