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    • January 19, 1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War

    • January 19, 1419 Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.

    • January 19, 1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerd gne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona

    • January 19, 1511 Mirandola surrenders to the French.

    • January 19, 1520 "Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund."

    • January 19, 1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

    • January 19, 1714 "Richard Steele publishes ""The Crisis,"" defending Hanoverian success"

    • January 19, 1764 John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.

    • January 19, 1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

    • January 19, 1788 Second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.

    • January 19, 1790 "Second Fleet sails from England with 1,006 convicts aboard for new settlement at Sydney Cove."

    • January 19, 1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death

    • January 19, 1795 Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands. End of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.

    • January 19, 1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

    • January 19, 1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope

    • January 19, 1806 The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.

    • January 19, 1807 Robert E. Lee born

    • January 19, 1808 Louis Napoleon signs first Dutch aviation law

    • January 19, 1809 "Edgar Allan Poe, poet, author and literary critic is born in Boston, Massachusetts."

    • January 19, 1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50§F (10§C)

    • January 19, 1812 British forces under Duke of Wellington take Ciudad Rodrigo in Spain.

    • January 19, 1812 "Peninsular War: After a ten day siege Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, ordered British soldiers of the Light and third divisions storm Ciudad Rodrigo."

    • January 19, 1817 "An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General Jos de San Martn, crossed the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru."

    • January 19, 1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans

    • January 19, 1829 "Johann von Goethe's ""Faust, Part 1,"" premieres"

    • January 19, 1829 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust Part 1 premieres.

    • January 19, 1833 "Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland"

    • January 19, 1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company

    • January 19, 1840 "Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)"

    • January 19, 1840 "Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States."

    • January 19, 1840 "LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast"

    • January 19, 1847 Mexican rebels kill Charles Bent

    • January 19, 1853 Napoleon III marries Eug‚nie de Montijo

    • January 19, 1853 "Verdi's opera ""Il Trovatore"" premieres, in Rome"

    • January 19, 1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede

    • January 19, 1861 Georgia seceded from the Union.

    • January 19, 1861 MS troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island

    • January 19, 1862 "Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)"

    • January 19, 1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland

    • January 19, 1865 NV Suriname Bank established

    • January 19, 1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson NC

    • January 19, 1871 "The first Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey"

    • January 19, 1881 Western Union snaps up Atlantic and Pacific Co.

    • January 19, 1883 Fog leads to deadly collision in North Sea

    • January 19, 1883 "The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey."

    • January 19, 1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed

    • January 19, 1886 "Aurora Ski Club, first in US, founded in Minnesota"

    • January 19, 1893 Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.

    • January 19, 1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms

    • January 19, 1900 Bubonic plague spreads from Adelaide to Sydney (103 were to die).

    • January 19, 1903 "New bicycle race ""Tour de France"" announced"

    • January 19, 1903 The first regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England

    • January 19, 1910 Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty

    • January 19, 1910 National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress

    • January 19, 1913 Raymond Poincar‚ installed as President of France

    • January 19, 1915 George Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.

    • January 19, 1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude

    • January 19, 1915 "The first German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die"

    • January 19, 1915 "UK hist First Zeppelin air raid on England, over East Anglia ? four killed"

    • January 19, 1915 "World 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 19, 1917 "German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the United States."

    • January 19, 1917 Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die

    • January 19, 1918 Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.

    • January 19, 1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly

    • January 19, 1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government

    • January 19, 1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations

    • January 19, 1921 "Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union"

    • January 19, 1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years

    • January 19, 1925 "-48§F (-44§C), Van Buren ME (state record)"

    • January 19, 1929 "Acadia National Park, Maine established"

    • January 19, 1932 "Charlie Conacher becomes first Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, the first coming at 7 seconds of the game"

    • January 19, 1935 Coopers Inc. sold the world's first briefs.

    • January 19, 1937 "Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds."

    • January 19, 1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines

    • January 19, 1938 "The Spanish Nationalist air force bombed Barcelona and Valencia, killing 700 civilians and wounding hundreds more."

    • January 19, 1940 The Three Stooges' You Natzy Spy premieres

    • January 19, 1941 British attack Italians in Africa

    • January 19, 1942 Japanese forces invade Burma

    • January 19, 1942 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers

    • January 19, 1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily

    • January 19, 1944 Rail workers settle wage dispute

    • January 19, 1945 "World War II: Soviet forces liberate ghetto of d. Out of 230,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived Nazi occupation."

    • January 19, 1947 "SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392"

    • January 19, 1949 Cuba recognises Israel.

    • January 19, 1950 Communist China recognizes North Vietnam

    • January 19, 1952 PGA approves allowing black participants

    • January 19, 1953 68% of all United States television sets were tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.

    • January 19, 1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

    • January 19, 1954 GM announces billion-dollar expansion

    • January 19, 1955 """Scrabble"" debuts on board game market"

    • January 19, 1955 """The Millionaire"" TV program premieres on CBS"

    • January 19, 1955 Cadillac Park Avenue on display in New York

    • January 19, 1955 First presidential news conference is filmed for television and newsreels

    • January 19, 1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field

    • January 19, 1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

    • January 19, 1961 President Eisenhower cautions successor about Laos

    • January 19, 1961 "The first episode for ""The Dick Van Dyke Show"" is filmed"

    • January 19, 1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister

    • January 19, 1966 "Neil Simon, Coleman & Fields' musical ""Sweet Charity,"" premieres"

    • January 19, 1966 Sir Robert Menzies retires after more than 16 years as Australia's prime minister.

    • January 19, 1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Monkees - I'm A Believer

    • January 19, 1968 "A C-130 Hercules of VR-24 and helicopters from NAF Sigonella delivered food, clothing and medicine to the west coast of Sicily to aid some 40,000 persons made homeless by an earthquake in the region of Montevago."

    • January 19, 1969 Student Jan Palach died 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 19, 1970 Dutch bishop says he is in favor of married priest

    • January 19, 1970 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)

    • January 19, 1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist

    • January 19, 1971 """No, No Nanette"" opens at 46th St Theater New York City NY for 861 performances"

    • January 19, 1971 Beatles' Helter Skelter is played at the Charles Manson trial

    • January 19, 1971 "Revival of No, No, Nanette premieres at 46th Street Theatre, New York City."

    • January 19, 1972 "Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame"

    • January 19, 1974 Number one hit on UK music charts - New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me

    • January 19, 1974 The UCLA men's basketball team sees its 88-game winning streak end at the hands of Notre Dame.

    • January 19, 1975 China published a new constitution that adopted the precepts and policies of Mao Tse-tung.

    • January 19, 1975 "Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia."

    • January 19, 1977 "On his last day as U.S. President, Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known to U.S. troops as Tokyo Rose, from her acts of treason during WWII."

    • January 19, 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."

    • January 19, 1977 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival

    • January 19, 1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame

    • January 19, 1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI

    • January 19, 1978 The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America will continue until 2003.

    • January 19, 1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison

    • January 19, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

    • January 19, 1981 Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

    • January 19, 1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

    • January 19, 1981 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages

    • January 19, 1982 Australia-West Indies one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case

    • January 19, 1982 "Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher"

    • January 19, 1983 "Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal, is arrested in Bolivia."

    • January 19, 1983 "The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Computer, Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced."

    • January 19, 1985 """Born In The USA"" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9"

    • January 19, 1985 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda IL

    • January 19, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

    • January 19, 1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands

    • January 19, 1986 Spain recognizes Israel

    • January 19, 1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's first Republican governor since 1874

    • January 19, 1988 """48 Hours"" premieres on CBS-TV"

    • January 19, 1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

    • January 19, 1990 "Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs Australia at Adelaide"

    • January 19, 1991 48th Golden Globes Dances with Wolves

    • January 19, 1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title

    • January 19, 1991 Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt

    • January 19, 1991 "The Party of the Alliance of Youth, Workers and Farmers of Angola is founded in Luanda, Angola."

    • January 19, 1992 "Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000"

    • January 19, 1992 Decree time is restored in Russia after its previous abolition in March 1991.

    • January 19, 1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992

    • January 19, 1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble

    • January 19, 1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

    • January 19, 1993 Celebrities ranging from Barbra Streisand to Michael Jackson to a reunited Fleetwood Mac threw a nationally televised pre-inaugural bash for President-elect Clinton.

    • January 19, 1993 "IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history."

    • January 19, 1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal

    • January 19, 1993 "Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA"

    • January 19, 1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands

    • January 19, 1994 -20§F (-29§C) (5 32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland OH

    • January 19, 1994 -36§F (-38§C) in New Whiteland IN (state record)

    • January 19, 1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg

    • January 19, 1995 "Pope John Paul II beatifies Mother Mary McKillop before crowd of 120,000 at Randwick racecourse in Sydney."

    • January 19, 1995 Russian forces captured the presidential palace in the rebel republic of Chechnya.

    • January 19, 1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix

    • January 19, 1997 "Two bombs exploded at a Tulsa, Okla., abortion clinic that had been bombed two weeks earlier."

    • January 19, 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.

    • January 19, 1998 "Rock 'n' roll pioneer Carl Perkins, whose hit song Blue Suede Shoes helped lift Elvis Presley to stardom, dies aged 65."

    • January 19, 1998 "The CN line bewteen Moncton, NB and Mont-Joli, Que is transferred to the Quebec Railway Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries as follows: New Brunswick East Coast Railway between Pacific Junction, near Moncton, and Campbellton, NB. Matapedia Railway between Campbellton, NB and Mont-Joli, QC."

    • January 19, 1999 Man charged in California cyberstalking case

    • January 19, 1999 NATO warned Yugoslav Pres. Slobodan Milosevic that he must honor the 1998 cease-fire negotiated with the rebels in Kosovo or face air strikes.

    • January 19, 2000 "Film star Hedy Lamarr, 86, found dead in her Florida home"

    • January 19, 2000 "The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced indictments of Mokhtar Haouari and Abdel Ghani Meskini in the ""Borderbom"" investigation. The two were charged with collaborating with Ahmed Ressam and others in a wide-ranging terrorist conspiracy to bomb American sites during the January 1, 2000, millennium celebrations. The FBI/New York Police Department Joint Terrorist Task Force, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, and Canada's Department of Justice assisted in the investigation."

    • January 19, 2001 President Clinton announced he had made a deal with the independent prosecutor that would prevent him from being indicted after he left office.

    • January 19, 2002 "Michael Jordan, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, plays his first game in Chicago since rejoining the NBA with the Washington Wizards."

    • January 19, 2003 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the Bush administration might allow Saddam Hussein to seek safe haven in another country as a way to avoid war.

    • January 19, 2004 "U.S. military authorities denied Afghan claims that a U.S. helicopter attack killed 11 civilians, including four children, saying instead that five Taliban fighters were the only fatalities."

    • January 19, 2006 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.

    • January 19, 2006 "Jet Airways announces its purchase of Air Sahara, creating the largest domestic airline in India."

    • January 19, 2006 "Opening of the Canadian Undergraduate Software Engineering Conference 2006 in Montreal, Quebec."

    • January 19, 2006 The New Horizons probe was launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

    • January 19, 2007 The Storm Worm Trojan horse infects computers in Europe and the United States.







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