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January 1

Satellite photo of Bouvet Island
Satellite photo of Bouvet Island

Henry of Marcy (d. 1189) · Betsy Ross (b. 1752) · Vidya Balan (b. 1979)

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January 2: Feast day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Roman Catholic Church)

Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff Cathedral

William de St-Calais (d. 1096) · Queen Emma of Hawaii (b. 1836) · Beatrice Hicks (b. 1919)

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January 3

"Battle of Princeton" by John Trumbull
Battle of Princeton by John Trumbull

George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (d. 1670) · Clement Attlee (b. 1883) · Lynn Hill (b. 1961)

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

Sao Shwe Thaik
Sao Shwe Thaik

Louis Braille (b. 1809) · Johanna Westerdijk (b. 1883) · Johannes Brost (d. 2018)

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January 5

Nellie Tayloe Ross
Nellie Tayloe Ross

Al-Mu'tasim (d. 842) · Joseph Erlanger (b. 1874) · Deepika Padukone (b. 1986)

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January 6: Little Christmas in Ireland

Nancy Kerrigan
Nancy Kerrigan

Jane Dormer (b. 1538) · Jedediah Smith (b. 1799) · Sybil Plumlee (d. 2012)

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January 7: Christmas (Julian calendar); Victory Day over Genocide in Cambodia

Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei

Johann Heinrich Zedler (b. 1706) · Joseph Dennie (d. 1812) · Helena Válková (b. 1951)

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January 8: Coming of Age Day in Japan (2018)

Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk

Athelm (d. 926) · Fanny Bullock Workman (b. 1859) · Bronislava Nijinska (b. 1891)

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January 9

Ernest Shackleton and team planting the flag
Ernest Shackleton and team planting the flag

Leonard Holliday (d. 1612) · Lady Randolph Churchill (b. 1854) · Makinti Napanangka (d. 2011)

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January 10

Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (pictured) (d. 1778) · Issai Schur (b. 1875; d. 1941) · Yip Pin Xiu (b. 1992)

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January 11

Enver Hoxha
Enver Hoxha

Min Bin (d. 1554) · Alice Paul (b. 1885) · Emile Heskey (b. 1978)

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January 12: Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)

Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

John Winthrop (b. 1587/88) · Étienne Lenoir (b. 1822) · Nikolai Podgorny (d. 1983)

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January 13: St. Knut's Day in Finland and Sweden

Wreck of the Costa Concordia
Wreck of the Costa Concordia

Edmund Spenser (d. 1599) · George Fox (d. 1691) · Nate Silver (b. 1978)

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

"Recondita armonia" from Tosca, performed by Enrico Caruso

Andrew III of Hungary (d. 1301) · Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (d. 1867) · Jess Fishlock (b. 1987) Jason Bateman (b. 1969)

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January 15: Mattu Pongal (Tamils, 2018); John Chilembwe Day in Malawi; Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2018)

Wilson Bentley takes a snowflake photograph.
Wilson Bentley takes a snowflake photograph.

Wang Jingchong (d. 950) · Marjorie Fleming (b. 1803) · Millie Knight (b. 1999)

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January 16

Rear entrance to the Führerbunker
Rear entrance to the Führerbunker

Guru Har Rai (b. 1630) · Miguel Ángel Mancera (b. 1966) · Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri (d. 2003)

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January 17

Queen Liliʻuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Queen Liliʻuokalani

Thomas Fairfax (b. 1612) · Anne Brontë (b. 1820) · Barbara Jordan (d. 1996)

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January 18: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe

Tamar of Georgia (d. 1213) · Elena Arizmendi Mejia (b. 1884) · Bruce Chatwin (d. 1989)

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January 19

Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload
Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (d. 1636) · Herbert Chapman (b. 1878) · Choor Singh (b. 1911)

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January 20

Simon de Montfort
Simon de Montfort

Sebastian de Aparicio (b. 1502) · John Soane (d. 1837) · Agnes Mary Clerke (d. 1907)

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January 21: World Religion Day (2018)

U.S. Army soldiers moving towards Khe Sanh Combat Base
U.S. Army soldiers moving towards Khe Sanh Combat Base

Yemelyan Pugachev (d. 1775) · John C. Frémont (b. 1813) · Freda Utley (d. 1978)

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

Pan Am Boeing 747
Pan Am Boeing 747

John Donne (b. 1572) · Gisela Januszewska (b. 1867) · Ali Hassan Salameh (d. 1979)

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January 23

USS Pueblo
USS Pueblo

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

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January 24

Sutter's Mill (reconstruction)
Sutter's Mill (reconstruction)

George Rooke (d. 1709) · Charles Boardman Hawes (b. 1889) · Maximilian Bircher-Benner (d. 1939)

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

Artist's concept of rover on Mars
Artist's concept of rover on Mars

J. Marion Sims (b. 1813) · Virginia Woolf (b. 1882) · Mikhail Suslov (d. 1982)

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

Bill Clinton's press conference

Lady Zhen (b. 183) · Charles George Gordon (d. 1885) · Olga Tufnell (b. 1905)

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January 27

Bust of Trajan
Bust of Trajan

Angela Merici (d. 1540) · John Perkins (d. 1812) · Mohamed Al-Fayed (b. 1929)

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January 28

Lego bricks
Lego bricks

Paul Luther (b. 1533) · Colette (b. 1873) · Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (d. 1986)

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January 29

The Raven, illustrated by John Tenniel
Illustration of The Raven by John Tenniel

Salih ibn Wasif (d. 870) · Frederick Delius (b. 1862) · Geraldine Pittman Woods (b. 1921)

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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis (d. 1770) · Franklin D. Roosevelt (b. 1882) · Barbara La Marr (d. 1926)

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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru (1968); Tu BiShvat (Judaism, 2018)

Damage caused by the Pemex explosion
Damage caused by the Pemex explosion

Jost Bürgi (d. 1632) · Manuel Alberti (d. 1811) · Justin Timberlake (b. 1981)

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