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Sicilian Culture

The People, The History, The Culture

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

January 14
1601
 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
1676  Opera Composer Pier Francesco Cavalli dies at age 73
1858  An assassination attempt made on French Emperor Napoleon III by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
1919  Premier Giulio Andreotti born
1954  Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio married actress Marilyn Monroe
1967  Earthquake in Sicily kills 231



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