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, 438,720 hours 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

  • 379
    Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
  • 1788
    The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 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.
  • 1893
    Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
  • 1899
    Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1915
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1736
    James Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1819)
  • 1752
    James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
  • 1848
    John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1871
    Dame Gruev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1906)
  • 1979
    Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
  • 1979
    Wiley, English rapper
  • 1980
    Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor
  • 1981
    Dimosthenis Manousakis, Greek footballer
  • 1982
    Jodie Sweetin, American actress
  • 1984
    Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer

Who died on January 19?

  • 639
    Dagobert I, King of the Franks (b. c. 603)
  • 1874
    August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (b. 1798)
  • 1957
    József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • 1965
    Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter and Olympic medalist (b. 1905)
  • 1990
    Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 2000
    Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
  • 2001
    Dario Vittori, Argentine actor (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • 2008
    Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)

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