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JAN­UARY 14 J.F. ARCHIBALD

Aus­tralian pub­lisher born John Feltham Archibald in 1856. He worked as an ac­coun­tant and jour­nal­ist, chang­ing his name to Jules Fran­cois and co-found­ing The Bul­letin. He died in 1919 leav­ing part of his for­tune to es­tab­lish the Archibald Prize and to build a foun­tain in Hyde Park.

JAN­UARY 15

MARY MacKILLOP

Aus­tralian nun born in 1842. She was a teacher be­fore ded­i­cat­ing her life to God in 1866. She later helped found the or­der of the Sis­ters of St Joseph of the Sa­cred Heart. Ex­com­mu­ni­cated by Bishop Lau­rence Sheil in 1871 she was later ex­on­er­ated and died in 1909 and was canon­ised in 2010.

JAN­UARY 16

KATE MOSS

British su­per­model born in 1974. Dis­cov­ered in 1988 and be­came one of the high­est paid mod­els in the fash­ion in­dus­try in the 1990s, with her waifish, nat­u­ral look some­times dubbed “heroin chic” which re­de­fined mod­el­ling. She also dab­bled in act­ing.

JAN­UARY 17 MAY GIBBS

Aus­tralian au­thor born in Eng­land in 1877. She came with her fam­ily to Aus­tralia in 1881, study­ing art in Aus­tralia and in Eng­land she be­came fa­mous for her chil­dren’s books set in the Aus­tralian bush in­clud­ing the Gum­nut Ba­bies and Snug­gle­pot And Cud­dlepie. She died in 1969.

JAN­UARY 18 OLIVER HARDY

Amer­i­can comic film ac­tor born in 1892. He made his silent film de­but in 1914 but be­came best known as the chubby mem­ber of the film com­edy duo Lau­rel and Hardy with English-born Stan

Lau­rel ap­pear­ing with him in more than 100 films. He died in 1957.

JAN­UARY 19 EDGAR AL­LAN POE

Amer­i­can au­thor born in 1809. He is best known for his po­etry, such as The Raven, and short sto­ries such as Mur­ders in the Rue Morgue, of­ten fo­cus­ing on mys­te­ri­ous or macabre sub­ject mat­ter. He died in 1849.

JAN­UARY 20 BUZZ ALDRIN

Amer­i­can as­tro­naut born Ed­win Aldrin in 1930. A fighter pi­lot in the Korean War, he was the sec­ond man to walk on the moon dur­ing the moon land­ing in 1969

KATE MOSS BORN: 1974

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