On This Day for 19th January

Historical Events

  • 379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
  • 1812 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
  • 1883 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1977 World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
  • 2013 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
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Did You Know?

Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"

On January 19th, 1935

Famous Weddings

  • 1872 Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • 1884 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony
  • 1957 Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey
  • 2012 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • 2013 "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California

Famous Divorces

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