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Events of January 19th:
January 19th is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining until the end of the year (347 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about January 19th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 19th:
1736 James Watt (inventor - steam engine pioneer)
1749 Johann Elert Bode (astronomer)
1807 Robert E. Lee (Confederate General)
1809 Edgar Allan Poe (author, poet)
1839 Paul Cézanne (artist)
1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations 1982-1991)
1937 John Lions (computer scientist)
1940 Mike Reid (comedian, actor, author)
1943 Janis Joplin (singer)
1946 Dolly Parton (singer, actress)
1947 Rod Evans (singer - Deep Purple)
1949 Robert Palmer (singer)
1949 Dennis Taylor (snooker player)
1954 Katey Sagal (actress)
1963 Martin Bashir (journalist)
1963 Caron Wheeler (singer - Soul II Soul)
1966 Stefan Edberg (tennis player)
1972 Drea de Matteo (actress)
1982 Jodie Sweetin (actress)
January 19th in History:
1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
1883 Thomas Alva Edison's first electric lighting system using overhead wires goes into service in Roselle, New Jersey.
1915 Georges Claude patents using the neon discharge tube for advertising.
1920 The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma.
1960 United States and Japan sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty.
1966 Indira Gandhi elected Prime Minister of India.
1977 On his last day in office, US President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (wartime broadcaster - "Tokyo Rose").
1983 Apple announces the Apple Lisa, the company's first commercial personal computer to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse.
1986 "Brain". the first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild.
1993 IBM announces $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest annual coporate loss in history.
2006 New Horizons probe launched by NASA. The first mission to Pluto.
2012 The Megaupload file sharing website is shutdown by the FBI.
January 19th is also:
Confederate Heroes Day (Texas)
Feast of Sultan (Bahai faith)
National Popcorn Day (USA)
People born on January 19th are Capricorn
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