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, 26,323,200 minutes 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
The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns 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.
Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
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.
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
Who were born on January 19?
Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (d. 1875)
Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian classical pianist (d. 1986)
John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
John H. Johnson, American publisher (d. 2005)
Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor
Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
Paul Rodriguez, Mexican/American actor and comedian
Edwidge Danticat, Haitian/American author
Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer
Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer
Who died on January 19?
Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
Charles Bent, New Mexico pioneer (assassinated) (b. 1799)
Thomas Herbst, German painter (b. 1848)
Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
Max Adrian, Northern Irish actor (b. 1903)
Herbert Wehner, German politician (b. 1906)
Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress and inventor (b. 1913)
Dario Vittori, Argentine actor (b. 1921)
Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)
Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
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