What happened this day in history January 19

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

  • 1419
    Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
  • 1511
    Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1520
    Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
  • 1764
    John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1883
    The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1937
    Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
  • 1977
    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.
  • 1978
    The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • 1996
    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?

  • 1908
    Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1920
    Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
  • 1921
    Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1936
    Ziaur Rahman, Seventh President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
  • 1943
    Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
  • 1943
    Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
  • 1959
    Jeff Pilson, American bass guitarist
  • 1969
    Junior Seau, American football player
  • 1976
    Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1988
    JaVale McGee, American Basketball Player

Who died on January 19?

  • 1661
    Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1599)
  • 1865
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  • 1905
    Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • 1948
    Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  • 1964
    Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • 1990
    Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 1999
    Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2006
    Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2006
    Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster for CBC (b. 1936)

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