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January 1: New Year's Day (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Brunei ( 1984) and Samoa ( 1962)

Ceres
Ceres

Cesar Romero (d. 1994)

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

Llandaff Cathedral
Llandaff Cathedral

Beatrice Hicks (b. 1919) ·

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January 3

Winston Churchill in 1912
Winston Churchill in 1912

J. R. R. Tolkien (b. 1892) · Doris Zinkeisen (d. 1991) ·

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

An 1855 engraving of Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt

T.S. Eliot (d.1965)

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January 5

Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman

Edward the Confessor (d. 1066) · Ernest Shackleton (d. 1922) · Elizabeth Anscombe (d. 2001)

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January 6: Epiphany (Gregorian calendar); Little Christmas in Ireland

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori

Richard II of England (b. 1367) · Gregor Mendel (d. 1884) · Nigella Lawson (b. 1960)

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January 7: Christmas (Julian calendar); Victory Day in Cambodia; Festa del Tricolore in Italy

Francis, Duke of Guise
Francis, Duke of Guise

Nicholson Baker (b.1957)

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January 8: Tenth of Tevet (Judaism, 2017)

Blackstone Library
Blackstone Library

Galileo Galilei (d. 1642)

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January 9: Coming of Age Day in Japan (2017)

RMS Queen Elizabeth in 1966
RMS Queen Elizabeth

Makinti Napanangka (d. 2011) ·

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January 10

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine

Carl Linnaeus (d. 1778) · Yip Pin Xiu (b. 1992) ·

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January 11: Proclamation of Independence in Morocco ( 1944); Eugenio María de Hostos Day in Puerto Rico ( 1839)

Byzantine coin showing Empress Theodora
Byzantine coin showing Empress Theodora

Thomas Hardy (d. 1928)  · Edmund Hillary (d. 2008)

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January 12: Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)

Mission Santa Clara
Mission Santa Clara

Christiane Amanpour (b. 1958)

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

Steve Ballmer in 2010
Steve Ballmer

Edmund Spenser (d. 1599) · James Joyce (d. 1941)

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January 14: New Year (Julian calendar); Mattu Pongal ( Tamils, 2017); National Forest Conservation Day in Thailand; Ratification Day in the United States ( 1784)

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

George Berkeley (d. 1753) · Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (d. 1867)

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January 15: World Religion Day (2017); John Chilembwe Day in Malawi; Korean Alphabet Day in North Korea

The British Museum
The British Museum

Molière (b. 1622) · Gamal Abdel Nasser (b. 1918) · Millie Knight (b. 1999)

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January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2017)

Painting of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent
Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman

Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri (d. 2003) ·

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January 17

Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959
Dwight Eisenhower

Anne Brontë (b. 1820) · David Lloyd George (b. 1873) · Francis Galton (d. 1911)

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January 18: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Legionella sp. under UV illumination
Legionella sp. under UV illumination

Tamar of Georgia (d. 1213) · John Hume (b. 1937) · Bruce Chatwin (d. 1989)

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January 19: Theophany (Julian calendar)

San Agustin Church, Manila
San Agustin Church, Manila

Lawrence Kohlberg (d.1987)

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January 20: Martyrs' Day in Azerbaijan (1990)

Soviet Pole of Inaccessibility station, Antarctica
Soviet Pole of Inaccessibility station, Antarctica

George V (d. 1936)

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January 21: Flag Day in Quebec

Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

Laura Robson (b. 1994) ·

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January 22: Reunion Day in Ukraine ( 1919)

SS Valencia
SS Valencia

Lord Byron (b. 1788)  · Queen Victoria (d. 1901)

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January 23

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright

Stendhal (b. 1783) · William Pitt the Younger (d. 1806) · Leilani Kai (b. 1960)

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January 24

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

Hadrian (b. 76) · Christian Wolff (b. 1679) · Winston Churchill (d. 1965)

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January 25: Feast Day of Gregory of Nazianzus ( Eastern Orthodox Church); Burns Night ( Scottish culture); Tatiana Day in Russia

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

Robert Boyle (b. 1627) · Virginia Woolf (b. 1882) · Corazon Aquino (b. 1933)

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

William Bligh
William Bligh

Olga Tufnell (b. 1905) •

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January 27

Grissom, White, and Chaffee of Apollo 1
Grissom, White, and Chaffee of Apollo 1

Nerva (d. 98) · Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1756) · Johann Gottlieb Fichte (d. 1814)

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January 28: Chinese New Year and Korean New Year (2017)

Lego bricks
Lego bricks

Henry VII of England (b. 1457) · Henry VIII of England (d. 1547) · W. B. Yeats (d. 1939)

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January 29

The Mantra-Rock Dance poster
The Mantra-Rock Dance poster

George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820) · Anton Chekhov (b. 1860) · Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954)

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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India

San Francisco in 1847
San Francisco in 1847

Livia (b. 58 BC) ·

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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru ( 1968)

Sirius
Sirius

Franz Schubert (b. 1797) ·

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