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This Day in History - January 19

January 19

 

379 – Theodosius becomes co-emperor of the East Roman Empire

 

1523 – Ulrich Zwingli publishes 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation, attacking the authority of the Pope

 

1736 – Scottish inventor James Watt is born

 

1764 – John Wilkes is expelled from British Parliament for reputedly libelous and pornographic writings

 

1783 – William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24

 

1807 – Civil War Confederate General Robert E. Lee is born

 

1809 – American author and poet Edgar Allen Poe is born

 

1812 – Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo, after a ten-day siege during the Peninsular War

 

1829 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Faust” (Part 1) premieres and is considered to be one of the greatest works of German literature

 

1839 – French post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne is born

 

1840 – Captain Charles Wilkes claims a portion of eastern Antarctica for the US, but the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 made the continent an international zone

 

1847 – New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is killed by Pueblo Indians in Taos

 

1861 – Georgia secedes from the Union

 

1862 – Union General George Thomas defeats Confederates commanded by George Crittenden at the Battle of Logan’s Cross Roads in southern Kentucky

 

1865 – French politician, philosopher, and economist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon dies

 

1874 – German poet August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben dies

 

1883 – Heavy fog in the North Sea causes the collision of the Cimbria and the Sultan, two steamships.  357 were killed due to hypothermia and drowning

 

1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey

 

1902 – The magazine “L” Auto” announces the new Tour de France

 

1915 – Great Britain suffers minor casualties from the first German air raids

 

1915 – George Claude of Paris, France patents the electric neon sign in the US

 

1919 – Editor and publisher John H. Johnson is born

 

1921 – Crime novelist Patricia Highsmith is born

 

1923 – The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles

 

1931 – The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal

 

1937 – Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes

 

1937 – In the Soviet Union, the People’s Commissars Council is formed under Molotov

 

1941 – British forces attack the Italians in Italian-occupied Eritrea, Africa

 

1943 – American singer and songwriter Janis Joplin is born

 

1945 – The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow

 

1946 – American singer, songwriter, and actress Dolly Parton is born

 

1947 – The French drive on Hue, Indochina

 

1949 – The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton

 

1950 – Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam

 

1953 – Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy, drawing a larger viewing audience than the inauguration of President Eisenhower

 

1955 – President Eisenhower allows the first filming of a news conference for television

 

1961 – President Dwight Eisenhower warns incoming President John F. Kennedy that Laos is “the key to the entire area of Southeast Asia.”

 

1966 – Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India

 

1968 – Cambodia claims the US and South Vietnam crossed the border and killed three Cambodians

 

1968 – “Sky Soldiers” from the 173rd Airborne Brigade begin Operation McLain to find an destroy communist base camps in the Central Highlands area

 

1974 – The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team defeats the University of California, ending UCLA’s 88-game winning streak

 

1977 – President Gerald Ford pardons Tokyo Rose aka Iva Toguri, a Japanese woman who broadcast propaganda over the radio to Allied troops during World War II to bring down their morale

 

1977 – The world’s largest crowd gathering takes place at the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India-then record of 15 million people

 

1981 – The US and Iran sign an accord to release 52 American hostages in Algiers

 

1983 – The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the Church

 

1983 – Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Gestapo chief of Lyons, France during the German occupation is arrested in Bolivia for crimes against humanity.  Barbie sent thousands of French Jews and French Resistance members to their deaths in concentration camps, as well as torturing and executing many others.  He was sentenced to life in prison in 1987

 

1990 – Indian mystic, guru, and educator Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh dies

 

1993 – Production begins on Toy Story, the first full-length feature film created by Pixar Animation Studios

 

1993 – The band Fleetwood Mac reunites to perform at US President Bill Clinton’s first inaugural gala

 

1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron for the first time in 30 years as Israel's hands over control of the West Bank region to the Palestinians

 

1999 – Gary Dellapenta is charged with using the Internet to solicit the rape of a woman who had rejected his sexual advances.  Dellapenta placed ads in her name claiming she had rape fantasies, leading to a minimum of six men showing up at her home in the middle of the night saying they were there to rape her.  Dellapenta was caught when the woman’s father pretended to respond to the ads and was able to trace their origin.  Dellapenta received a six-year prison sentence due to California having just passed a law against cyberstalking

 

2001 – President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath concerning his sexual involvement with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

 

2007 – The first McDonald’s drive-through restaurant is opened in Beijing, China

 

2007 – Turkish journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated by a 17-year old Turkish nationalist

 

2013 – Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

 

2015 – American terrorist Adam Yahiye Gadahn dies


Written by Crystal McCann

Crystal is the owner of Madison's Media, Madison's CPC and the Chief Administrative Officer for Lanterns. She lives in Texas with her husband and dogs and has two adult children. Writers seeking additional exposure: Ask how you can contribute!


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