What Happened on January 19

Significant Events

  • 379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of the Eastern 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
  • 1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister
  • 2013 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

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

On January 19, 1935

Would You Believe?

Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years

On January 19, 1922

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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