Historical Events on 19th January

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379 - Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
973 - Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 - France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1511 - Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason
1607 - San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
1668 - King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 - Richard Steele publishes "Crisis" defending Hanoverian success
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
1770 - Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1785 - First manned balloon flight in Ireland
1795 - Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1806 - Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808 - Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 - Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C)
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.
1825 - Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 - Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres
1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 - Aden conquered by British East India Company
1853 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome
1861 - Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)
1861 - Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1862 - Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 - General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 - NV Suriname Bank established
1865 - Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871 - 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1883 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1884 - Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris
1885 - Battle of Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed
1886 - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1893 - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
1898 - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 - New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin
1909 - Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way" premieres in NYC
1910 - Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
1910 - US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 - Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
1915 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 - The Silvertown explosion: 300 die when a munitions factory in Essex explodes.
1918 - Soviets disallow a Constitution Assembly
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1918 - Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
1919 - National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
1920 - Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 - US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 - Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 - WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 - -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927 - British government decides to send troops to China
1929 - Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 - Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932 - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1934 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935 - KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
1935 - Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young 1937 - Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 - Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 - General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1939 - Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941 - British offensive in Eritrea
1941 - British troops occupies Kassalaf, Sudan
1942 - Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 - Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943 - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 - SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1949 - Cuba recognises Israel.
1950 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1956 - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 - 1st episode of "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1963 - 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)
1963 - 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)
1964 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 - Tippett's cantate "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968 - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"
1969 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970 - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971 - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
1971 - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson 1971 - The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1972 - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 - Belgium government of Leburton falls
1974 - Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1975 - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1975 - Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
1977 - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 - US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 - World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 1977 - Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1978 - Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 - Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1978 - The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
1979 - John N Mitchell (former US Attorney General) released on parole from federal prison
1981 - Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 - US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 1983 - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 - Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1984 - California Supreme Court rejects the request of quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia's to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1985 - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985 - 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
1986 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 - Spain recognizes Israel
1987 - Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 - "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV
1988 - Disabled writer Christopher Nolan wins the Whitbread Book of the Year prize
1989 - President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1990 - Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
1990 - Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
1991 - 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991 - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins
1991 - Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991 - Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991 - Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1992 - "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
1992 - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 - Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 - Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
Actress Kathy BatesActress Kathy Bates 1993 - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993 - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 - -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994 - -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1995 - Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 - 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win
1997 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
1997 - Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 2002 - "Tuck Rule Game", with less than two minutes to play in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, in a game played mostly under a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble was instead ruled an incomplete pass because of the "tuck rule". The Patriots would win 16-13 in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl
2003 - AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
2003 - NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
2003 - 60th Golden Globes: The Hours, Jack Nicholson, & Nicole Kidman win
2006 - A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
2006 - The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
2006 - Terrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them seriously.
Actor Jack NicholsonActor Jack Nicholson 2007 - Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
2012 - FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites
2013 - 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
2013 - Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
2013 - The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout
2013 - Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
2014 - AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
2014 - NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17

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