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January 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholicism)

"Am I not a man and a brother", emblem used by abolitionists
"Am I not a man and a brother", emblem used by abolitionists

Marie-Louise Lachapelle (b. 1769) · J. D. Salinger (b. 1919) · Lhasa de Sela (d. 2010)

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January 2: Feast day of Saint Basil of Caesarea and Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (Catholicism, Anglicanism)

Replica of Luna 1
Replica of Luna 1

Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza (b. 1566, d. 1614) · Bob Marshall (b. 1901) · Edgar Martínez (b. 1963)

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January 3

Bust of Decius
Bust of Decius

Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie (b. 1810) · J. R. R. Tolkien (b. 1892) · Joy Adamson (d. 1980)

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January 4: Colonial Martyrs Repression Day in Angola (1961)

An 1855 engraving of Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt

Moses Mendelssohn (d. 1786) · Clara Emilia Smitt (b. 1864) · Brian Horrocks (d. 1985)

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January 5: Earth at perihelion (07:48 UTC, 2020); Twelfth Night (Western Christianity)

Eris and its moon, Dysnomia
Eris and its moon, Dysnomia

George Johnston (d. 1823) · Konrad Adenauer (b. 1876) · Bradley Cooper (b. 1975)

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January 6: Little Christmas

Nancy Kerrigan in 2006
Nancy Kerrigan

Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (b. 1587) · Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack (d. 1917) · Nigella Lawson (b. 1960)

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January 7: Christmas (Eastern Christianity; Julian calendar); Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2020); Victory over Genocide Day in Cambodia (1979); Festa del Tricolore in Italy (1797)

Io
Io

Albert Bierstadt (b. 1830) · Edmund Barton (d. 1920) · Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (d. 1960)

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January 8

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Nikolay Nekrasov (d. 1878) · David Bowie (b. 1947) · Bernard Krigstein (d. 1990)

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January 9

RMS Queen Elizabeth in 1966
RMS Queen Elizabeth in 1966

Leonard Holliday (d. 1612) · Samuel Gridley Howe (d. 1876) · Brigitte Askonas (d. 2013)

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January 10

Sinclair C5
Sinclair C5

Hugh I of Cyprus (d. 1218) · Katharine Burr Blodgett (b. 1898) · Hrithik Roshan (b. 1974)

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January 11

Gateway Bridge
Gateway Bridge

Vincenzo Borg (b. 1777) · Eva Le Gallienne (b. 1899) · Emanuel Lasker (d. 1941)

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January 12

Rosalba Carriera (b. 1673) · Laura Adams Armer (b. 1874) · Princess Patricia of Connaught (d. 1974)

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January 13: St. Knut's Day in Finland and Sweden; Coming of Age Day in Japan (2020)

Steve Ballmer in 2014
Steve Ballmer

Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (d. 858) · George Fox (d. 1691) · Brynhild Olivier (d. 1935)

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January 14: National Forest Conservation Day in Thailand; Ratification Day in the United States (1784)

Kingston, Jamaica, after the 1907 earthquake
Kingston, Jamaica, after the 1907 earthquake

Michael Arne (d. 1786) · Carrie Derick (b. 1862) · Rambhadracharya (b. 1950)

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January 15: John Chilembwe Day in Malawi

Wilson Bentley taking a photograph of a snowflake
Wilson Bentley taking a
photograph of a snowflake

Philip Livingston (b. 1716) · Friedrich Parrot (d. 1841) · Sylvia Lawler (b. 1922)

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January 16

Rear entrance to the Führerbunker
Rear entrance to the Führerbunker

Isaac Komnenos (b. 1093) · Edward Gibbon (d. 1794) · Marjorie Williams (d. 2005)

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January 17

Raoul Wallenberg
Raoul Wallenberg

Thomas Linley the elder (b. 1733) · Alva Belmont (b. 1853) · Mateiu Caragiale (d. 1936)

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January 18: Royal Thai Armed Forces Day in Thailand (1593)

Legionella colonies under ultraviolet light
Legionella colonies under ultraviolet light

Isabella Jagiellon (b. 1519) · Jeanne Quinault (d. 1783) · N. T. Rama Rao (d. 1996)

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January 19: World Religion Day (2020)

William V, Prince of Orange
William V, Prince of Orange

Giuseppe Millico (b. 1737) · Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1809) · K. Sello Duiker (d. 2005)

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January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2020)

Simon de Montfort
Simon de Montfort

Sebastian Münster (b. 1488) · Myles Coverdale (d. 1569) · Mary Watson Whitney (d. 1921)

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January 21

DMC DeLorean
DMC DeLorean

Anna Morandi Manzolini (b. 1714) · Joseph Wolf (b. 1820) · Cecil B. DeMille (d. 1959)

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January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine in Ukraine (1919)

Evo Morales
Evo Morales

Wang Zhi (d. 1560) · Noah Phelps (b. 1740) · Benedict XV (d. 1922)

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January 23

A Frisbee brand flying disc
A Frisbee brand flying disc

Muthu Coomaraswamy (b. 1834) · Mykola Leontovych (d. 1921) · Louisa Cadamuro (b. 1987)

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January 24

Bust of Caligula
Bust of Caligula

Pope Stephen IV (d. 817) · Constance Naden (b. 1858) · August Meyszner (d. 1947)

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January 25: Feast day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Eastern Orthodox Church); Tatiana Day in Russia

Battle of Mikatagahara
Battle of Mikatagahara

Leo IV the Khazar (b. 750) · Helene Bresslau Schweitzer (b. 1879) · Ali Hassan al-Majid (d. 2010)

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January 26: Australia Day (1788); Republic Day in India (1950)

Arthur Phillip
Arthur Phillip

Harry Ricardo (b. 1885) · Athanase David (d. 1953) · David Kato (d. 2011)

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January 27

Entrance to Auschwitz
Entrance to Auschwitz

George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington (b. 1663) · Eunice Hale Waite Cobb (b. 1803) · Paul Zorner (d. 2014)

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January 28

Lego bricks
Lego bricks

Gregor Werner (b. 1693) · Monty Noble (b. 1873) · Helen Sawyer Hogg (d. 1993)

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January 29

"The Raven", illustrated by John Tenniel
"The Raven" illustration
by John Tenniel

Emanuel Swedenborg (b. 1688) · Mary Whitwell Hale (b. 1810) · Jean-Marie Doré (d. 2016)

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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

Attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson
Attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson

Everard Digby (d. 1606) · Patrick Heron (b. 1920)  · Professor Longhair (d. 1980)

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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru (1968)

Ham the Chimp
Ham the Chimp

Franz Schubert (b. 1797) · Cilibi Moise (d. 1870) · Adelaide Tambo (d. 2007)

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