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January Week 4
Posted on Jun 10, 2002 - 04:19 AM by Bill McCann

This page provides daily updates on past events and anniversaries during the Final week of January. The events included are those that either happened in London or had an effect, one way or another, on the lives of Londoners.


Daily updates on Events during the Final week


Below are the events and anniversaries for this week both about London and Londoners and Outside London.

The archive for these pages has been arranged in a series of monthly Digests. To speed up navigation, these have been further divided into four weekly instalments. These pages are all comprehensively interlinked.

Each Section has its own background page which provides additional and in-depth information about many of the events and people in the daily listings. They are intended to both amuse and inform and can be found at Gazette Briefings and Historical Anecdotes .

Links to the anniversaries and events in the other weeks of the month are given in the following table whilst links to the other months of the year can be found at the bottom of the page.

First WeekSecond WeekThird Week

London and Londoners

22nd
1329, Sunday January 22, The former lord mayor of London, Hamo de Chigwell, was tried before the court for his part in Lancaster's rising against Edward II. He pleaded benefit of clergy and escaped the death penalty, being confined instead in an Episcopal prison.
1528, Wednesday January 22, England and France declared war on the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
1552, Friday January 22, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, was beheaded for treason.
1561, Wednesday January 22, Birth of the statesman, essayist and philosopher Francis Bacon.
1571, Sunday January 22, Birth of the antiquary Robert Bruce Cotton.
1575, Saturday January 22, Elizabeth I granted Thomas Tallis and William Byrd a music press monopoly.
1689, Tuesday January 22, Lord Halifax became Speaker of the House of Lords.
1689, Tuesday January 22, Parliament invited William and Mary to become joint sovereigns.
1719, Thursday January 22, Death of the financier William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England.
1771, Tuesday January 22, The Falkland Islands were ceded to Britain by Spain.
1788, Tuesday January 22, Birth of the poet Lord Byron.
1858, Friday January 22, Birth of the economist Beatrice Webb.
1876, Saturday January 22, The Royal Aquarium in Storey's Gate was opened.
1878, Tuesday January 22, Birth of the actress Constance Collier.
1887, Saturday January 22, Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore premiered at the Savoy and ran for almost a year.
1900, Monday January 22, Death of the inventor David Edward Hughes.
1901, Tuesday January 22, Death of Queen Victoria and accession of Edward VII.
1924, Tuesday January 22, The government of Stanley Baldwin resigned.
1924, Tuesday January 22, Ramsay MacDonald took office as Britain's first Labour prime minister.
1940, Monday January 22, Birth of the actor John Hurt.
1970, Thursday January 22, The first commercial Boeing 747 flight (Pan Am), New York to London in 61/2 hours.
1972, Saturday January 22, The United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, and Denmark joined the Common Market.
1985, Tuesday January 22, Death of the populist historian Arthur Bryant.

23rd
1552, Saturday January 23, The re-convened parliament made the second version of Book of Common Prayer mandatory in England.
1571, Tuesday January 23, The Royal Exchange, founded by financier Thomas Gresham, was opened by Elizabeth I.
1615, Monday 23 January, The poet, John Donne was ordained.
1622, Wednesday January 23, Death of the explorer William Baffin.
1631, Sunday January 23, The new church of St Giles in the Fields was consecrated by Archbishop laud.
1668, Monday January 23, England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against France.
1763, Sunday January 23, David Garrick ended the practise of selling half-price tickets to see the second half of a performance at the Covent Garden Theatre. This prompted two nights of rioting.
1806, Thursday January 23, Death of the prime minister William Pitt the Younger.
1878, Wednesday January 23, Birth of the composer Rutland Boughton.
1899, Monday January 23, Birth of the judge and Master of the Rolls Alfred Denning.
1924, Wednesday January 23, Ramsay MacDonald named the cabinet members of the first Labour government.
1931, Friday January 23, Death of the ballerina Anna Pavlova.
1962, Tuesday January 23, The spy Kim Philby defected to the USSR.
1985, Wednesday January 23, The proceedings of the House of Lords were televised for the first time.
1994, Sunday January 23, Death of the journalist and broadcaster Brian Redhead.
1997, Thursday January 23, A British woman received a record 186,000 damages for Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
1997, Thursday January 23, Death of the tenor Charles Craig.

24th
1328, Sunday January 24, Edward III married Philippa of Henegouwen.
1594, Thursday January 24, Titus Andronicus was performed at the Rose Theatre by Sussex's Men with Edward Alleyn.
1664, Sunday January 24, Birth of the dramatist and architect Sir John Vanbrugh.
1679, Friday January 24, Charles II dissolved the Cavalier Parliament in order to prevent damaging revelations about his secret subsidy negotiations with Louis XIV.
1684, Thursday January 24, The winter frosts were so sever that the Thames remained frozen from early December ot February 5th. John Evelyn visited the small town erected on the river and found it laid out with formal streets and offering all the amenities of a town, including printing presses.
1800, Friday January 24, Birth of the social reformer Sir Edwin Chadwick.
1818, Saturday January 24, Birth of Anglican clergyman and hymnologist John Mason Neale.
1833, Thursday January 24, London's first municipal cemetery, at Kensal Green, was consecrated.
1839, Tuesday January 24, Charles Darwin was elected a member of the Royal Society.
1895, Thursday January 24, Death of the statesman Randolph Churchill.
1907, Thursday January 24, The flamboyant store owner William Whiteley was shot dead in his office by a man claiming to be his illegitimate son.
1908, Friday January 24, General Baden-Powell founded the Boy-Scout movement.
1909, Sunday January 24, Birth of the actress Ann Todd.
1916, Monday January 24, Conscription was introduced in Britain.
1928, Tuesday January 24, Birth of the zoologist and writer Desmond Morris.
1960, Sunday January 24, Death of the composer Rutland Boughton.
1965, Sunday January 24, Death of Sir Winston Churchill.

25th
1504, Thursday January 25, In an effort to curb private warfare between factions, Parliament passed statutes against retainers and liveries.
1533, Sunday January 25, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were secretly married. She had, ten days before, discovered that she was pregnant.
1540, Sunday January 25, Birth of the Jesuit martyr Edmund Campion in London.
1554, Thursday January 25, Sir Thomas Wyatt gathered an army in Kent at the start of his rebellion against Queen Mary.
1616, Thursday 25 January, Shakespeare drew up a draft of his will.
1627, Thursday January 25, Birth of the Irish scientist and founder of the Royal Society, Robert Boyle.
1640, Friday January 25, Death of the author Robert Burton.
1731, Monday January 25, William Pulteney MP, leader of the opposition, accused his former friend Lord Hervey, a staunch supporter of Prime Minister Walpole, of being a homosexual and they held a duel in Green Park. Both men were slightly injured and the duel was considered to be inconclusive.
1770, Thursday January 25, Birth of the parliamentarian Francis Burdett.
1841, Monday January 25, Birth of Admiral of the Fleet John Arbuthnot Fisher.
1882, Wednesday January 25, Birth of the author Virginia Woolf.
1896, Saturday January 25, Death of Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy.
1911, Wednesday January 25, The Daily Herald was launched. It was the first newspaper to sell two million copies.

26th
1564, Wednesday January 26, John Chamberlain recorded that "the river Thames was so agitated, that the tide recoiled twice, five hours before its time."
1679, Sunday January 26, At eleven p.m. a fire broke out in Middle Temple. The Thames was frozen and not enough water was available to the firefighters. Amongst the many losses was Elias Ashmole's collection of 9000 coins, many seals and charters. His library was fortunately at his house in Lambeth.
1795, Monday January 26, Death of the composer Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach ("The London Bach").
1823, Sunday January 26, Death of the physician Edward Jenner.
1831, Wednesday January 26, In the wake of new legislation granting limited civil rights to Catholics the anti-Catholic inscription which had been added to the base of the Monument in late 17th century was removed.
1871, Thursday January 26, The Rugby Football Union was founded in London by 20 clubs.
1910, Wednesday January 26, Police rescue the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith from a crowd of angry Suffragettes.
1911, Thursday January 26, Death of the statesman Charles Wentworth Dilke.
1922, Thursday January 26, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Pastoral Symphony premiered in London.
1926, Tuesday January 26, First demonstration of Television, by John Logie Baird in London.
1956, Thursday January 26, Heroin imports and exports were banned in the United Kingdom.
1968, Friday January 26, The National Provincial Bank and the Westminster Bank merge to form Britain's largest bank the National Westminster.
1986, Sunday January 26, The Sunday Times & News of the World were printed at Wapping for the first time.
1990, Friday January 26, Hurricane force winds caused much damage and 26 deaths in southern England.
1995, Thursday January 26, The death of the pianist/accompanist Geoffrey Parsons.

27th
1547, Thursday January 27, Duke of Norfolk was sent to the Tower.
1606, Monday January 27, The trial of Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators began.
1699, Friday January 27, Death of the essayist and statesman Sir William Temple.
1720, Wednesday January 27, Birth of the actor and dramatist Samuel Foote.
1772, Monday January 27, The Pantheon on Oxford Street was opened and 1500 people flocked to enjoy its "Winter Garden" entertainments.
1778, Tuesday January 27, The valve flush toilet was patented by Joseph Bramah.
1805, Sunday January 27, Birth of the painter/etcher Samuel Palmer.
1814, Thursday January 27, Death of Philip Astley, founder of The First Circus.
1839, Sunday January 27, Birth of John Julian, authority on sacred music and author of the monumental Dictionary of Hymnology which he published in 1892.
1881, Thursday January 27, The Kyrle Society, which was responsible for introducing the concept of small public gardens, held its first meeting.
1886, Wednesday January 27, The first government of Lord Salisbury resigned.
1903, Tuesday January 27, More than 50 patients died when fire broke out at the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum in Friern Barnet.
1903, Tuesday January 27, Birth of the actor Reginald Gardiner.
1906, Saturday January 27, The Thames caught fire when oil floating on the surface ignited.
1921, Thursday January 27, The Labour Party conference in London demanded government action on the worsening unemployment situation.
1924, Sunday January 27, Birth of the MP William van Straubenzee.
1925, Tuesday January 27, Birth of the political consultant Geoffrey Tucker.
1926, Wednesday January 27, The first public demonstration of television was given by John Logie Baird, at his workshop in London.
1928, Friday January 27, Birth of the Actor Michael Craig.
1930, Monday January 27, Women civil servants vote in favour of the compulsory retirement of women on marriage.
1930, Monday January 27, Birth of the MP Roger Sims.
1937, Wednesday January 27, Birth of the pianist John Ogden.
1955, Monday January 27, Tippet's A Midsummer Marriage Premiered in London.
1981, Tuesday January 27, Bill Rodgers was the first of the "Gang of Four" to resign from the shadow Cabinet.
1989, Friday January 27, Death of the aircraft designer Thomas Sopwith.

28th
1457, Friday January 28, Birth of Henry VII.
1547, Friday January 28, Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall.
1547, Wednesday January 28, Accession of Edward VI.
1596, Wednesday January 28, Death of the buccaneer and explorer Francis Drake, of dysentary off coast of Panama.
1689, Monday January 28, Parliament formally deposed James II.
1706, Monday 28 January, Birth of the printer and font designer John Baskerville.
1731, Thursday January 28, Hawkesmoor's St George's church in Bloomsbury Way was consecrated. At 31,000 it was more than three times over budge.
1788, Monday January 28, Lord George Gordon, found guilty of libel against Marie Antoinette, queen of France, was extradited from Holland and committed to Newgate.
1807, Wednesday January 28, London became the world's first city to have street illumination when gas lamps on Pall Mall were lit.
1822, Monday January 28, Birth of the philanthropist William D. Longstaff.
1833, Monday January 28, Birth of general Charles George Gordon.
1865, Saturday January 28, The German Gymnastic Society opened a Gymnasium in Pancras Road. The building still survives.
1902, Tuesday January 28, The census established that the population of Greater London was 6,581,372.
1908, Tuesday January 28, The Playhouse theatre opened to replace the Avenue Theatre destroyed by the partial collapse of Charing Cross Station in 1905.
1912, Sunday January 28, Birth of the diplomat William Henson.
1913, Tuesday January 28, At a riot by the suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested.
1918, Monday January 28, Birth of the MP Trevor Skeet.
1925, Wednesday January 28, Dr W R Baker in London reports that crossword puzzles cause headaches and eyestrain.
1927, Friday January 28, Birth of the politician James Callaghan.
1936, Tuesday January 28, Birth of the trade unionist Bill Jordan.
1939, Saturday January 28, Death of the poet W B Yeats.
1944, Friday January 28, Birth of the trade unionist John Edmonds.
1944, Friday January 28, Birth of the MP James Cran.
1945, Sunday January 28, Birth of the MP Nick Raynsford.
1947, Tuesday January 28, Power was cut as freezing weather brings much of England to a standstill.
1953, Wednesday January 28, Derek Bentley was hanged at Wandsworth prison for the murder of a policeman.
1990, Sunday January 28, The Independent on Sunday was first published.
1999, Thursday January 28, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles made their first public appearance together.

28th
1536, Saturday January 29, Anne Boleyn was delivered of a stillborn son.
1555, Tuesday January 29, Seven people who had been part of a group holding a secret conventicle at St Mary le Bow churchyard on New Year's Day were burned at Smithfield.
1599, Monday January 29, Death of the parliamentarian and benefactor Sir Thomas Pope.
1661, Tuesday January 29, On the eve of the coronation of Charles II, the bodies of Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton and John Bradshaw were exhumed so that they could be hanged. The coffins were transferred to the Red Lion Inn at Holborn and from there to Tyburn where they were hanged and decapitated. The heads were later stuck on the roof of Westminster Hall.
1728, Monday January 29, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera premiered at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre.
1798, Monday January 29, Birth of the poet Henry Neele.
1820, Saturday January 29, Death of George III.
1820, Saturday January 29, Accession of George IV.
1850, Sunday January 29, Birth of the pioneer of garden cities Ebenezer Howard.
1856, Sunday January 29, Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, was founded by Queen Victoria.
1888, Sunday January 29, Death of the poet and author Edward Lear.
1899, Sunday January 29, Death of the painter Alfred Sisley.
1908, Wednesday January 29, A man impersonating a peer gained access to the House of Lords.
1909, Friday January 29, Birth of the parliamentarian and Speaker of the House George Thomas (Viscount Tonypandy).
1916, Saturday January 29, The first armoured vehicle, lozenge shaped and called "Mother" was given its test drive at Hatfield House. It wa later code-named "tank".
1924, Tuesday January 29, The end of an eight day rail strike.
1925, Thursday January 29, The Liberal Party choose David Lloyd George as party leader.
1927, Saturday January 29, the Park Lane Hotel opened, it was the first to have a private bathroom in every room.
1931, Wednesday January 29, Winston Churchill resigned as an aide to Stanley Baldwin.
1936, Wednesday January 29, Birth of the pianist Malcolm Binns.
1942, Thursday January 29, The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, devised and presented by Roy Plomley, was first broadcast.
1951, Monday January 29, Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced the intention to recall all reservists at a cost of 4.7m.
1952, Tuesday January 29, Chancellor Rab Butler announced new austerity measures, including increased NHS charges.
1959, Thursday January 29, The worst winter fog in almost a decade brings transport across the country to a near standstill.
1976, Thursday January 29, At the Old Bailey, male model, Norman Scott, alleged that he had been the homosexual lover of Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe in the 1960s.

30th
1487, Tuesday January 30, The reputed invention of Bell chimes.
1616, Tuesday January 30, Birth of the 79th Archbishop of Canterbury William Sancroft.
1628, Wednesday January 30, Birth of George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham.
1644, Tuesday January 30, Death of the theologian William Chillingworth.
1649, Tuesday 30 January, Charles I was executed outside the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall. Parliament immediately issued an edict to say that any Proclamation of a successor would be a treasonable act.
1649, Tuesday January 30, The Commonwealth of England was established under Oliver Cromwell.
1814, Sunday January 30, Hundreds of people gathered on Balckfriars Bridge and London Bridge to see people crossing the frozen Thames. Booths sold beer and gingerbread and games of skittles were played on the ice.
1834, Thursday January 30, Birth of the statesman and banker John Lubbock (Lord Avebury).
1894, Tuesday January 30, Tower Bridge was opened bhy the Prince of Wales.
1904, Saturday January 30, The report of the Esher Commission recommended the abolition of the post of commander in Chief of the Army.
1908, Thursday January 30, Nine suffragettes were arrested after incidents at the homes of Cabinet ministers.
1909, Saturday January 30, Birth of the actor Richard Hearne.
1913, Thursday January 30, The House of Lords rejected the Irish Home Rule Bill.
1913, Thursday January 30, Birth of the gardener and radio host Percy Thrower.
1915, Saturday January 30, Birth of the politician John Profumo.
1917, Tuesday January 30, A Parliamentary Conference recommended giving the vote to married women over the age of 30.
1918, Wednesday January 30, The Commons rejected the Lords' amendment to the Representation of the People bill which provided for proportional representation.
1937, Saturday January 30, Birth of the actress Vanessa Redgrave.
1947, Thursday January 30, Death of the botanist Frederick Blackman.
1958, Thursday January 30, The House of Lords passed a bill admitting women to the chamber.
1961, Monday January 30, The first contraceptive pills went on sale in Britain.
1965, Saturday January 30, State funeral of Winston Churchill.
1973, Tuesday January 30, Death of the actor Jack McGowan.
1980, Thursday January 30, The House of commons was tied at 201 on a motion for leave to bring in the Televising of Parliament Bill. The Speaker, George Thomas, voted with the Yeas and the Bill was passed.
1982, Saturday January 30, Death of the actor Stanley Holloway.
1988, Saturday January 30, A microlight aircraft flew from London to Sydney in a record 55 days.

31st
1606, Friday January 31, Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot were executed.
1607, Saturday January 31, Birth of the James Stanley 7th Earl of Derby.
1747, Saturday January 31, The first clinic specializing in the treatment of venereal diseases was opened at London Dock Hospital.
1805, Thursday January 31, The new London Docks at Wapping, deigned by Daniel Alexander and John Rennie, were opened.
1858, Sunday January 31, The Great Eastern, a five-funnelled steamship designed by Brunel and 700 feet long, was launched at Millwall.
1867, Thursday January 31, The four bronze lions at the base of Nelsons Column were completed.
1891, Saturday January 31, The Palace Theatre in Cambridge Circus opened as the Royal English Opera House under Richard D'Oyly Carte.
1893, Tuesday January 31, The Westminster Gazette was launched. It merged with the Daily News in 1928.
1903, Saturday January 31, Birth of Lord Soper, Methodist minister and left wing activist.
1925, Saturday January 31, Birth of the MP Fred Catherwood.
1931, Saturday January 31, Birth of the athlete and MP Christopher Chataway, world record 5000 metres.
1933, Tuesday January 31, Death of the novelist John Galsworthy, 1932 Nobel Prize.
1937, Sunday January 31, The Aviatrix Jean Batten wins the Britannia Trophy for her solo flight from London to New Zealand.
1942, Saturday January 31, Birth of the actor and director Derek Jarman.
1956, Tuesday January 31, Death of the author A A Milne.
1964, Friday January 31, The national steel strike in Britain ended after 41 days.
1983, Monday January 31, The wearing of seat belts in cars became compulsory in Britain.
1986, Friday January 31, The Greater London Council & six Metropolitan councils were abolished.
1994, Monday January 31, German based BMW bought Rover cars from British Aerospace.

Outside London

22nd
871, Monday January 22, At the Battle of Basing the Danish army defeated Ethelred of Wessex.
1592, Saturday January 22, Birth of the scientist and philosopher Pierre Gassendi.
1690, Wednesday January 22, Iroquois tribes renewed their allegiance to the British against French.
1849, Monday January 22, Birth of the dramatist and novelist August Strindberg.
1859, Saturday January 22, Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premiered in Hanover.
1873, Wednesday January 22, SS Northfleet sank at Dungeness with the loss of 300 lives.
1879, Wednesday January 22, British troops were massacred by the Zulus at Isandhlwana.
1897, Friday January 22, Birth of the soprano Rosa Ponselle.
1904, Friday January 22, Birth of the choreographer George Balanchine.
1909, Friday January 22, Birth of the physicist and Nobel Laureate Lev D Landau.
1909, Friday January 22, Death of the chemist Richard Erlenmeyer.
1914, Thursday January 22, Birth of the soprano Suzanne Danco.
1930, Thursday January 22, Birth of the actor Roy Cooper.
1934, Monday January 22, Dmitri Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District premiered in St Petersburg (Leningrad).
1939, Sunday January 22, The Uranium atom was split for the first time at Columbia University.
1942, Thursday January 22, Death of the painter Walter Richard Sickert.
1953, Thursday January 22, Arthur Miller's The Crucible premiered in New York.
1959, Thursday January 22, British world racing champion Mike Hawthorn was killed while driving on the Guildford bypass.
1975, Wednesday January 22, The launch of Landsat 2, the Earth Resources Technology Satellite.
1992, Wednesday January 22, The Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) was launched.
1995, Sunday January 22, Death of the historian Margaret Barbara Lambert.

23rd
1548, Monday January 23, Death of the composer Bernardo Pisano.
1570, Monday January 23, The assassination of the Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, led to civil war.
1643, Monday January 23, Sir Thomas Fairfax took Leeds for the Parliamentarians.
1647, Saturday January 23, Scottish Presbyterians sold the captured Charles I to the English parliament.
1752, Thursday January 23, Birth of the composer Muzio Clementi.
1783, Thursday January 23, Birth of the novelist Stendhal (Henri Marie Beyle).
1832, Monday January 23, Birth of the painter Edouard Manet.
1837, Monday January 23, Death of the Irish pianist and composer John Field.
1849, Tuesday January 23, English-born Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from a New York medical school to become the first woman doctor.
1883, Tuesday January 23, Death of the illustrator Gustave Dor .
1875, Saturday January 23, Death of the writer Charles Kingsley.
1888, Monday January 23, Birth of the sculptor Gilbert Ledward.
1891, Friday January 23, Birth of the philosopher Antonio Gramsci.
1898, Sunday January 23, Birth of the film director Sergei Eisenstein.
1936, Thursday January 23, Death of the contralto Dame Clara Butt.
1944, Sunday January 23, Death of the painter Edvard Munch.
1944, Sunday January 23, Arnold Schoenberg's "Ode to Napoleon" premiered in New York.
1947, Thursday January 23, Death of the painter/illustrator Pierre Bonnard.
1956, Monday January 23, Death of the film producer Alexander Korda.
1960, Saturday January 23, Jacques Picard and Donald Walsh descended to the deepest point on earth, the bottom of the Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean, in the bathyscape Trieste.
1981, Friday January 23, Death of the composer Samuel barber .
1989, Monday January 23, Death of painter and sculptor the Salvador Dali.

24th
1616, Wednesday January 24, The Dutch navigator Willem Schouten and his crew became the first men to round Cape Horn.
1659, Monday January 24, Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premiered in Paris.
1705, Wednesday January 24, Birth of the castrato Farinelli (Carlo Broschi).
1732, Monday January 24, Birth of the playwright Pierre de Beaumarchais.
1851, Friday January 24, Death of the composer Gaspare Spontini.
1874, Saturday January 24, Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov premiered in St Petersburg.
1875, Sunday January 24, Camille Saint-Sa ns' Danse Macabre premiered.
1883, Wednesday January 24, Death of the composer Friedrich von Flotow.
1883, Wednesday January 24, Birth of the actress Estelle Winwood.
1888, Tuesday January 24, Birth of the inventor Ernst Heinrich Heinkel.
1900, Wednesday January 24, The first Badminton Club was formed, at Newcastle.
1920, Saturday January 24, Death of the artist Amadeo Modigliani.
1933, Tuesday January 24, No l Coward's Design for Living premiered in New York.
1975, Friday January 24, Rev. F. Donald Coggan was consecrated the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury.
1983, Monday January 24, Death of the film director George Cukor.
1984, Tuesday January 24, Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer.
1986, Friday January 24, Voyager 2 makes the first fly-by of Uranus and finds new moons.

25th
1586, Wednesday January 25, Death of the painter Lucas Cranach the Younger.
1817, Saturday January 25, The Scotsman was launched.
1817, Saturday January 25, Rossini's opera La Cenerentola premiered in Rome.
1835, Friday January 25, Bellini's opera I Puritani premiered in Paris.
1855, Thursday January 25, Death of the writer Dorothy Wordsworth.
1858, Saturday January 25, Mendelssohn's Wedding March was first played, at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria and crown prince Frederick of Prussia.
1874, Sunday January 25, Birth of the Irish author William Somerset Maugham.
1886, Monday January 25, Birth of the conductor Wilhelm F rtw ngler.
1896, Saturday January 25, Birth of the gambling magnate John Moores (Littlewoods).
1904, Monday January 25, J M Synge's Riders to the Sea premiered in Dublin.
1909, Monday January 25, Richard Strauss' Electra premiered in Dresden.
1918, Friday January 25, Russia was declared a republic of Soviets.
1924, Friday January 25, The first Winter Olympic games were held in Chamounix, in the French Alps.
1938, Tuesday January 25, Due to intense sunspot activity, the aurora borealis was visible as far south as western Europe.
1946, Friday January 25, Richard Strauss' Metamorphosenpremiered in Zurich.

26th
1340, Wednesday January 26, Edward III was crowned king of France at Rheims as the Hundred Years War gets under way.
1531, Thursday January 26, An earthquake at Lisbon killed 30,000 people.
1582, Friday January 26, Birth of the Italian Painter Giovanni Lanfranco.
1697, Tuesday January 26, Isaac Newton received Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night.
1714, 26 January, Birth of the French sculptor Jean Baptiste Pigalle.
1788, Tuesday January 26, Captain Arthur Phillip established an English penal colony at Sydney cove in Botany Bay, New South Wales.
1790, Tuesday January 26, Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte premiered in Vienna.
1833, Saturday January 26, Donizetti's opera Lucrezia Borgia premiered in Milan.
1841, Tuesday January 26, Hong Kong was proclaimed a British sovereign territory.
1849, Friday January 26, The poet Thomas Lovell Beddoes commits suicide.
1885, Monday January 26, Death of general Charles George Gordon at Khartuom.
1891, Monday January 26, Oscar Wilde's Duchess of Padua premiered in New York.
1907, Saturday January 26, J M Synge's Playboy of the Western World premiered in Dublin. Its "strong" language caused rioting among the audience.
1911, Thursday January 26, Richard Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier premiered in Dresden's Hopfoper.
1921, Wednesday January 26, 17 people die when two passenger trains collide in Montgomeryshire.
1932, Tuesday January 26, The submarine M-2 sank in the channel with the loss of 50 lives.
1933, Thursday January 26, Scientists at Oxford succeed in liquidising helium for the first time.
1950, Thursday January 26, India became a republic ceasing to be a British dominion.

27th
1629, Tuesday January 27, Death of the composer Hieronymus Praetorius.
1756, Tuesday January 27, Birth of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
1778, Tuesday January 27, Piccinni's opera Rolando premiers in Paris.
1814, Thursday January 27, Death of the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte philosopher.
1832, Friday January 27, Birth of the mathematician and writer Lewis Carroll.
1834, Saturday January 27, Birth of the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev.
1879, Saturday January 27, Thomas Edison patented the electric lamp.
1885, Tuesday January 27, Birth of the Songwriter Jerome Kern.
1901, Sunday January 27, Death of the composer Giuseppe Verdi.
1911, Friday January 27, The airship Beta sent the first wireless message from the air.
1912, Saturday January 27, Birth of the writer Lawrence Durrell.
1923, Saturday January 27, The German National Socialist Party, led by Adolf Hitler, held its first rally in Nuremburg.
1948, Tuesday January 27, Birth of the dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
1956, Tuesday January 27, Death of the conductor Erich Kleiber.
1969, Monday January 27, Hard-Line Unionist Ian Paisley was jailed for three months for public order offences.

28th
1613, Thursday January 28, Death of the scholar and diplomat Thomas Bodley.
1784, Wednesday January 28, Birth of the statesman George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen.
1791, Friday January 28, Birth of the composer Louis-J-Ferdinand H rold.
1829, Wednesday January 28, William Burke, murderer and body snatcher, was executed in Edinburgh.
1830, Thursday January 28, Auber's opera Fra Diavolo premiered in Paris.
1841, Thursday January 28, Birth of the journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
1886, Thursday January 28, Birth of the pianist Artur Rubinstein.
1896, Tuesday January 28, The first ever speeding fine in Britain was given to Walter Arnold Miller who had exceeded the limit of 2 mph whilst driving through Paddock Wood.
1921, Friday January 28, Birth of the comedian Alfred Marks.
1935, Monday January 28, Death of the composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.
1947, Tuesday January 28, Death of the composer Reynaldo Hahn.

28th
1737, Saturday January 29, Birth of the political writer and reformer Thomas Paine.
1781, Monday January 29, Mozart's opera Idomeneo premiered in Munich.
1782, Tuesday January 29, Birth of the composer Daniel Auber.
1814, Saturday January 29, Death of the philosopher Johann Fichte.
1837, Sunday January 29, Death of the poet and novelist Aleksandr Pushkin.
1848, Saturday January 29, Greenwich Mean Time was adopted by Scotland.
1860, Sunday January 29, Birth of the playwright Anton Chekhov.
1876, Saturday January 29, Birth of the composer Carl Nielsen.
1862, Wednesday January 29, Birth of the composer Frederick Delius.
1876, Saturday January 29, Birth of the composer Havergal Brian.
1886, Wednesday January 29, The first successful petrol-driven motorcar, built by Karl Benz, was patented.
1928, Sunday January 29, Death of field marshal Douglas Haig.
1954, Friday January 29, Arnold Schoenberg's De Profundis premiered in Cologne.
1962, Monday January 29, Death of the violinist Fritz Kreisler.
1963, Tuesday January 29, Britain was refused entry into the EEC.

30th
1775, Monday January 30, Birth of the critic and writer Walter Savage Landor.
1790, Saturday January 30, The first purpose-built lifeboat, The Original was launched on the River Tyne by James Greathead.
1804, Monday January 30, Mungo Park sets out from England to discover the source of the Niger.
1846, Friday January 30, Birth of the philosopher Francis Bradley.
1858, Saturday January 30, Charles Hall founds Hall Orchestra in Manchester.
1902, Thursday January 30, Birth of the art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.
1903, Friday January 30, Birth of the zoologist G Evelyn Hutchinson.
1930, Thursday January 30, Vladimir Mayakovsky's Banya premiered in Leningrad.
1933, Monday January 30, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.
1943, Saturday January 30, Six British Mosquito's carry out a daylight bombing raid on Berlin.
1944, Sunday January 30, Birth of the chocolate-maker John Thornton.
1948, Friday January 30, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
1959, Friday January 30, Hindemith's symphony Pittsburgh premiered in that city.
1963, Wednesday January 30, Death of the composer Francis Poulenc.
1966, Sunday January 30, Dmitri Shostakovich completed his 11th string quartet.
1972, Sunday January 30, Pakistan withdrew from the Commonwealth.
1972, Sunday January 30, In Derry, 13 civilians were shot by British troops at a civil rights march (Bloody Sunday).
1995, Monday January 30, Death of the naturalist Gerald Durrell.
1996, Tuesday January 30, Gino Gallagher, the reputed leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, was shot and killed as he queued for his unemployment benefit.

31st
1573, Saturday January 31, Birth of the composer Giulio Cesare Monteverdi.
1601, Saturday January 31, Birth of the Dutch landscape painter Pieter de Bloot.
1679, Friday January 31, Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera Bell rophon premiered in Paris.
1788, Thursday January 31, Death of the Young Pretender Charles Edward Stuart.
1797, Tuesday January 31, Birth of the composer Franz Schubert.
1863, Saturday January 31, Birth of the philosopher Henri Berz.
1868, Friday January 31, Birth of the chemist Theodore William Richards, Nobel Prize 1914.
1872, Wednesday January 31, Birth of the novelist Zane Grey.
1881, Monday January 31, Birth of the physical chemist Irving Langmuir, Nobel Prize 1932.
1882, Tuesday January 31, Birth of the ballerina Anna Pavlova.
1891, Saturday January 31, Death of the artist Ernest Meissonier.
1893, Tuesday January 31, Birth of the traveller and writer Freya Stark.
1901, Thursday January 31, Chekhov's Three Sisters opens at the Moscow Art Theatre.
1902, Friday January 31, Birth of the Swedish diplomat Alva Myrdal, Nobel Peace Prize 1982.
1908, Sunday January 31, Birth of the French tennis player Ren Mathieu France, Wimbledon doubles 1934.
1921, Monday January 31, Birth of the tenor Mario Lanza.
1923, Wednesday January 31, Birth of the novelist Norman Mailer.
1928, Tuesday January 31, The first transparent adhesive (Scotch) tape was marketed by the 3-M Company.
1929, Thursday January 31, Birth of the actress Jean Simmons.
1929, Thursday January 31, Birth of the German physicist Rudolf Mossbauer, Nobel Prize 1961.
1937, Sunday January 31, Birth of the composer Philip Glass.
1944, Monday January 31, Death of the novelist and dramatist Jean Giraudoux.
1950, Tuesday January 31, President Truman instructed the Atomic Energy Commission to proceed with development of the hydrogen bomb.
1951, Wednesday January 31, Death of the Impressario C B Cochran.
1958, Friday January 31, Explorer I, the first US Earth satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
1968, Wednesday January 31, The Island of Mauritius gains independence from Britain.
1974, Thursday January 31, Death of the film producer Samuel Goldwyn.
1976, Saturday January 31, The Population of the world officially reached 4 billion persons.
1989, Tuesday January 31, Death of the spy William Stephenson (Intrepid).

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