What are the important events that happened on January 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 19: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 19 is the 19th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 347 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 6, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,579,392,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneadecagon’ day.
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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 6 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,585 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 19 Historical Events
Mirandola surrenders to the French.
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. “Tokyo Rose”).
The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
Who were born on January 19?
John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)
Trevor Williams, English Bass Guitarist
Simon Rattle, English conductor
Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
Princess Kalina of Bulgaria
Noah Georgeson, American musician
Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor
Logan Lerman, American actor
Gus Lewis, English actor
Who died on January 19?
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1517)
Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1599)
Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter and Olympic medalist (b. 1905)
Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
Jan Palach, Czech student and political activist (suicide) (b. 1948)
Marcel Chaput, French-Canadian politician (b. 1918)
Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
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