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Historical Anniversaries this Week

January 22

Events (100 years ago today): 1919Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Josť Vicente de Freitas, Portuguese colonel and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1952)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Diomedes Olivo, Dominican baseball player and scout (d. 1977)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Olivia d'Abo, English-American singer-songwriter and actress

January 23

Events (300 years ago today): 1719 – The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.

Births (300 years ago today): 1719John Landen, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1790)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Frances Bay, Canadian-American actress (d. 2011)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager

January 24

Births (400 years ago today): 1619Yamazaki Ansai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1682)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Coleman Francis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Yoo Ho-jeong, South Korean actress

January 25

Events (50 years ago today): 1969Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

January 26

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969George Dikeoulakos, Greek-Romanian basketball player and coach

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1869Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier; Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1846)

January 27

Events (150 years ago today): 1869 – Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaid?.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Tom Addington, English captain (d. 2011)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Michael Kulas, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Endre Ady, Hungarian poet and journalist (b. 1877)

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

January 28

Events (950 years ago today): 1069Robert de Comines, the Earl of Northumbria, is killed while attempting to subdue rebels in Durham, England. This leads to the Harrying of the North by William the Conqueror.

Births (300 years ago today): 1719Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1749)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (d. 2002)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Giorgio Lamberti, Italian swimmer

Deaths (1100 years ago today): 919Zhou Dewei, Chinese general


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