January 19th Events

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January 19th, 2007 (January 19 2007)EventArmenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogun Samast.
January 19th, 2006 (January 19 2006)EventTerrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them seriously.
January 19th, 2006 (January 19 2006)EventA Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
January 19th, 2006 (January 19 2006)EventThe New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
January 19th, 2006 (January 19 2006)EventJet Airways announces its purchase of Air Sahara, creating the largest domestic airline in India.
January 19th, 1997 (January 19 1997)EventYasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.Yasser Arafat Quotes
January 19th, 1993 (January 19 1993)EventIBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history.
January 19th, 1983 (January 19 1983)EventNazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.Klaus Barbie Quotes
January 19th, 1983 (January 19 1983)EventThe Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
January 19th, 1981 (January 19 1981)EventIran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 19th, 1978 (January 19 1978)EventThe last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
January 19th, 1977 (January 19 1977)EventPresident Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").Gerald Ford Quotes
January 19th, 1977 (January 19 1977)EventSnow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurredied in It also fell in the Bahamas.
January 19th, 1975 (January 19 1975)EventTriple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
January 19th, 1971 (January 19 1971)EventThe revival of No, No, Nanette premieres at the 46th Street Theatre, in New York City.
January 19th, 1969 (January 19 1969)EventStudent Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague s Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
January 19th, 1966 (January 19 1966)EventIndira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India.Indira Gandhi Quotes
January 19th, 1953 (January 19 1953)Event68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
January 19th, 1949 (January 19 1949)EventCuba recognises Israel.
January 19th, 1946 (January 19 1946)EventGeneral Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
January 19th, 1945 (January 19 1945)EventWorld War II: Soviet forces liberate the ghetto of Lodz. Out of 230,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived Nazi occupation.
January 19th, 1942 (January 19 1942)EventWorld War II: Japanese forces invade Burma.
January 19th, 1941 (January 19 1941)EventWorld War II: British troops attack Italian-held Eritrea.
January 19th, 1937 (January 19 1937)EventHoward Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
January 19th, 1935 (January 19 1935)EventCoopers Inc. sells the world s first briefs.
January 19th, 1920 (January 19 1920)EventThe United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
January 19th, 1918 (January 19 1918)EventFinnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
January 19th, 1917 (January 19 1917)EventGerman Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the United States.
January 19th, 1917 (January 19 1917)EventSilvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
January 19th, 1915 (January 19 1915)EventGeorges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
January 19th, 1915 (January 19 1915)EventWorld War I: German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King s Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
January 19th, 1899 (January 19 1899)EventAnglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
January 19th, 1893 (January 19 1893)EventHenrik Ibsen s play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.Henrik Ibsen Quotes
January 19th, 1883 (January 19 1883)EventThe first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
January 19th, 1871 (January 19 1871)EventFranco-Prussian War: Battle of St. Quentin is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
January 19th, 1862 (January 19 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Mill SpringsThe Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
January 19th, 1853 (January 19 1853)EventGiuseppe Verdi s opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome.
January 19th, 1840 (January 19 1840)EventCaptain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
January 19th, 1839 (January 19 1839)EventThe British East India Company captures Aden.
January 19th, 1829 (January 19 1829)EventJohann Wolfgang von Goethe s Faust Part 1 premieres.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
January 19th, 1817 (January 19 1817)EventAn army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General Jose de San Martin, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.Jose de San Martin Quotes
January 19th, 1812 (January 19 1812)EventPeninsular 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.Duke Ellington Quotes
January 19th, 1806 (January 19 1806)EventThe United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
January 19th, 1795 (January 19 1795)EventBatavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands. End of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
January 19th, 1788 (January 19 1788)EventSecond group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
January 19th, 1764 (January 19 1764)EventJohn Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
January 19th, 1607 (January 19 1607)EventSan Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
January 19th, 1520 (January 19 1520)EventSten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
January 19th, 1511 (January 19 1511)EventMirandola surrenders to the French.
January 19th, 1419 (January 19 1419)EventHundred Years War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.

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