January 1, 1919 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Belorussian SSR established

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York

Novelist J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger

Deaths in History

  • Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)
  • William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60