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Events and People Who Made History on January 19

4th Century

379 - Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire

10th Century

973 - Pope Benedictus VI elected

15th Century

1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 - France cedes Roussillon and Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona

17th Century

1668 - King Louis XIV and Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

18th Century

1714 - Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling
1770 - Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1795 - Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

19th Century

1806 - Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808 - Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 - Overnight temp at Portsmouth, New Hampshire drops 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
1825 - Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 - Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 - Aden conquered by British East India Company
1840 - Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (U.S. claim)
1853 - Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo
1853 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
1861 - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 - MS troops take Ft. Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862 - Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 - General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 - NV Suriname Bank established
1865 - Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1884 - Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
1885 - Battle at Abu Klea Sudan, 800-1000 killed
1886 - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in U.S., founded in Minnesota
1898 - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms

20th Century

1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between U.S. and England
1903 - New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
1909 - Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in New York City
1910 - Germany and Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 - National Institute of Arts and Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 - Raymond Poincare installed as president of France
1915 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 - Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918 - Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1919 - "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
1920 - Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 - U.S. Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 - Geological survey says U.S. oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 - WMC-AM in Memphis Tennessee begins radio transmissions
1925 - -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927 - British government decides to send troops to China
1929 - Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 - Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932 - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1934 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935 - KLM begins flight path between Curaeao and Aruba
1937 - Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 - Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 - GM began mass production of diesel engines
1939 - Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941 - British offensive in Eritrea
1941 - British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
1942 - Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 - Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 - SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 - NFL takes control of New York Yankees
1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1955 - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1956 - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 - U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 - Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 - 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1964 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman and Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 - Tippetts cantate "Vision of St. Augustine," premieres in London
1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968 - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970 - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971 - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1971 - Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1971 - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 861 performances
1972 - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, and Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 - Belgium government of Leburton falls
1974 - Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1975 - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1977 - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 - President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 - World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1978 - Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 - Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1979 - John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1981 - Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 - U.S. and Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids and teacher
1983 - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 - California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1984 - Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1985 - 4 die in a car and train crash in Buda Ill
1985 - "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1986 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 - Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 - Spain recognizes Israel
1987 - Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 - "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
1989 - President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1990 - Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs. Australia at Adelaide
1991 - 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991 - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
1991 - Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991 - Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991 - Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1992 - Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 - "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 878 performances
1992 - IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 - Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 - Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993 - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993 - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 - -20 degrees F (-29 degrees C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994 - -36 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1995 - Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 - NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 - 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush
1997 - Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural


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