On This Day

What Happened in January 2019 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Jan 30 Peter Paul Rubens’s 1608 drawing "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms" sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York
  • Jan 30 Scientists reveal discovery of cavity six miles long, 1,000 feet deep under Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica, leading to fears it might collapse and raise sea levels by two feet
  • Jan 31 Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah crowned King of Malaysia to serve a five-year term
  • Jan 31 Leaked Indian government reports says unemployment rate at 6.1% highest since 1972-73, up from 2.2% in 2011-12
  • Jan 31 New government in Lebanon finally formed by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri nine months after elections
  • Jan 31 Colonization of the America's in the late 1500s killed so many people it cooled the planet and led to a "Little Ice Age", according to a scientific report published in "Quaternary Science Reviews"
  • Jan 31 US border agency seizes its biggest ever fentanyl bust, nearly 254 pounds hidden in Tractor-trailer in Nogales, Arizona
  • Jan 31 At least 20 newborns and children have died in last two months of the cold, trying to get to the Al-Ho Syrian refugee camp according to WHO
  • Jan 31 Catholic leaders in Texas name 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, dating back to 1940
  • Jan 31 Blockbuster NBA trade: NY Knicks send Kristaps Porziņģis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee & Trey Burke to Dallas Mavericks for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews & 2 future 1st-round picks

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