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Notable Historical Events on January 19th

1981Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

1906Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin

1972Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

1977Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

2013Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

1668King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

1812Peninsular 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.

1975Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown

1971Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

1989President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

1997Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

1833Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

January 19th Historical Events
Date Event
379
Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire 
973
Pope Benedictus VI elected 
1419
French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War 
1493
France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona 
1511
Mirandola surrenders to the French. 
1520
Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund. 
1547
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason 
1607
San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines 
1668
King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain 
1714
Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success 
1746
Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8] 
1770
Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan) 
1785
First manned balloon flight in Ireland 
1795
Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy 
1806
Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope 
1808
Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law 
1810
Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C) 
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. 
1825
Ezra Daggett & 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 
1853
Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome 
1861
Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War) 
1861
Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 
1862
Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads) 
1863
General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland 
1865
NV Suriname Bank established 
1865
Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC 
1871
1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey 
1883
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. 
1884
Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris 
1885
Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed 
1886
Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota 
1893
Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin. 
1898
Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game 
1899
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms 
1903
1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & 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 NYC 
1910
Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty 
1910
National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress 
1913
Raymond Poincaré 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 
1918
Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard. 
1920
Alexandre Millerand forms French government 
1920
US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations 
1921
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union 
1922
Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years 
1923
WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions 
1925
-48°F (-44°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 Curacao & Aruba 
1935
Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs. 
1937
Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1937
Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s) 
1938
General Motors begins 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
Uprising in Warsaw ghetto 
1943
Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily 
1947
SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392 
1949
Cuba recognises Israel. 
1950
Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane 
1952
NFL takes control of NY Yanks 
1952
PGA approves allowing black participants 
1953
Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary 
1955
"Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS 
1955
"Scrabble" debuts on board game market 
1955
1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower) 
1956
Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field 
1957
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1958
Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League 
1960
Eisenhower & 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 & 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 
1968
Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations" 
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
"No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances 
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 
1972
Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & 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 
1975
Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia. 
1977
Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame 
1977
US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) 
1977
World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people 
1977
Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas. 
1978
Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame 
1978
Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI 
1978
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003. 
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
US & 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-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher 
1983
Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia 
1984
Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km 
1984
California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital 
1985
"Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9 
1985
4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill 
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, v 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
Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt 
1992
"City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances 
1992
Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000 
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°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 
1996
NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix 
1997
54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush 
1997
Cerebral Palsy telethon 
1997
Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural 
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. 
2002
"Tuck Rule Game", with less than two minutes to play in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, in a game played mostly under a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble was instead ruled an incomplete pass because of the "tuck rule". The Patriots would win 16-13 in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl 
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
4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland 
2013
Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover 
2013
The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout 
2013
Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories 
2014
Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks win their playoff matches to reach Super Bowl XLVIII 
2016
Sarah Palin Jumps Into 2016 Race, Endorses Donald Trump 
2016
ISIS confirms death of 'Jihadi John' 
2017
Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
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