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

January 8
0642  Galileo dies in Arcetri, Italy at the age of 78
1336  Italian Renaissance Painter Giotto di Bondone Italian Renaissance dies
1598  Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1777  Composer Filippo Traetta born
1917  Austria-Hungarian troops conquer Forlani, Italy
1930  Belgium Princess Marie-José marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
1952  Tony Bennett has a hit song with "Because of You"
1994  Actor Vittorio Mezzogiorno dies at age 52

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