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
Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
Mirandola surrenders to the French.
Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.
The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Who were born on January 19?
Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
Ziaur Rahman, Seventh President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
Jeff Pilson, American bass guitarist
Junior Seau, American football player
Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
JaVale McGee, American Basketball Player
Who died on January 19?
Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1599)
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1921)
Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)
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