January 23, 1849~ Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman to earn an M.D. in the US

Elizabeth Blackwell by Joseph Stanley Kozlowski

1965 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Syracuse University Medical School Collection, NY

“The Elizabeth Blackwell painting was used as source material for a USPS $.18 postage stamp. However, credit was not extended by the USPS for some time after the issuance of the stamp. After a full investigation determined that Kozlowski’s painting was, in fact, the original source for the stamp design the USPS tightened its rules regarding the documentation of source materials in order for design acceptance and acknowledged the role of the painting in the design process.”

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January 17*, 1904~ Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” opens at Moscow Art Theater

Portrait of the Actor Nikolai Podgorny as Peter Trofimov
(in a later production) by Boris Grigoriev

1923 / Oil on canvas / 23 3/4”x28 3/4” / Private collection

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*Opened January 17 Old Style (O.S., Julian calendar)/January 30 New Style (N.S., Gregorian calendar)

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January 11, 1787~ Uranus moons Titania & Oberon discovered by William Herschel

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing by William Blake

c.1786 / Pencil and watercolor / 18 3/4”x26 1/2” / Tate Britain, London, UK

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The Shakespearean Moons of Uranus~
https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/shakespearean-moons-uranus

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January 10, 1924~ Bebop drummer Max Roach is born

Max Roach by Jean-Michel Basquiat

1984 / Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas / 60”x60” / Private collection

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1984 NEA Jazz Master Max Roach~ https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/max-roach

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Barbara Hepworth: Born January 10, 1903

David Bowie: Born Jan. 8, 1947 / Died Jan. 10, 2016

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January 8, 1816~ First woman is awarded Paris Academy of Sciences Prize

Sophie Germain by Zacharie Astruc

c.1895 / Based on a mask/mold evidently held by the Louvre
Commissioned by Paris City Council; located at the Lycée Sophie Germain

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David Bowie: Born Jan. 8, 1947 / Died Jan. 10, 2016

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