On This Day in History for January 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

  • 1985 "Born in the USA", single by Bruce Springsteen, peaks at #9
  • 1985 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
  • 1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $17 million

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1986 Israeli Premier Shimon Peres visits Netherlands

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1986 Spain recognizes Israel
  • 1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
  • 1988 Disabled writer Christopher Nolan wins the Whitbread Book of the Year prize
  • 1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
  • 1991 Eastern Airlines shuts down operations
  • 1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
  • 1991 Iraq files SCUD missiles at Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel during the Gulf War
  • 1992 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
  • 1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • 1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • 1993 Oakland As 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

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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 Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

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2001 Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escapes from Puente Grande maximum-security prison near Guadalajara by bribing prison guards and hiding in a laundry cart

  • 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
  • 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 Four climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • 2013 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • 2016 China's economic growth revealed as lowest for 25 years - 6.9% in 2015

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2016 Sarah Palin officially endorses Donald Trump's presidential bid at a Trump rally in Ames, Iowa

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Dahkar as Senegalese troops enter Gambia to persuade former President Yahya Jammeh to leave
  • 2017 High-rise building collapses in Tehran, killing 20 firefighters

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