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JANUARY 15

1945 Bijou Le Tord (French Children's Author, Illustrator) French Authors and Illustrators Artists Primary Authors
1949 Satomi Ichikawa (Japanese Children's Author, Illustrator) Japanese Authors and Illustrators Artists Primary Authors
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1896 Matthew Brady (New York-born Photographer) Matthew Brady Photography American Civil War
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1759 The British Museum Opens British History Museums
1870 Thomas Nast Cartoon First Uses Donkey as Symbol of Democratic Party Thomas Nast Political Cartoons Politics Historic Firsts Ohio State University The History Channel
1927 The First Traffic Crosses San Francisco Bay's Dumbarton Bridge San Francisco Bridges Historic Firsts Dumbarton Bridge The History Channel
1939 The Texas Memorial Museum Opens on the University of Texas Campus in Austin Austin, Texas Museums University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1943 Construction of the Pentagon Is Completed in Arlington County, Virginia Arlington County, Virginia The Pentagon The New York Times Virginia Historical Society
1971 Egypt's Aswan Dam Is Dedicated Egypt The Television News Archive

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