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.
  • 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  • 1899
    Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1917
    Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
  • 1946
    General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 1949
    Cuba recognizes Israel.
  • 1983
    Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983
    The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 1997
    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?

  • 1848
    John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1905
    Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (d. 1991)
  • 1941
    Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1970
    Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1977
    Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor
  • 1979
    Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
  • 1979
    Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
  • 1979
    Wiley, English rapper
  • 1980
    Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
  • 1980
    Kotoko, Japanese singer

Who died on January 19?

  • 1576
    Hans Sachs, German Meistersinger (b. 1494)
  • 1661
    Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1599)
  • 1948
    Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  • 1965
    Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter and Olympic medalist (b. 1905)
  • 1976
    Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
  • 1980
    William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1898)
  • 1982
    Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1995
    Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • 2003
    Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)

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