January 1, 1919 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Belorussian SSR established

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to fullĀ admiral

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

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 interestJ. D. Salinger

J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, American novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Deaths in History

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