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This Day in History:
Italian Contributions in the Month of January

January 5
1387  Pedro IV King of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily dies at 67
1595  Italian Painter Ercole Procaccini dies
1740  Italian Opera Composer Antonio Lotti dies at age 72
1892  Actress Francesca Bertini born in Florence
1901  Premier Mario Scelba born
1908  Actor George Dolenz born in Trieste
1920  Italian Pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli born
1928  US Senator, Vice President & Democratic Presidential Candidate Walter Mondale born
1940  Tina Modotti [Maria del Carmen], Italian/Mexican communist dies at 46
1942  Pianist Maurizio Pollini born in Milan

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