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
Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
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.
Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
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.
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.
Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
Who were born on January 19?
James Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1819)
James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
Dame Gruev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1906)
Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
Wiley, English rapper
Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor
Dimosthenis Manousakis, Greek footballer
Jodie Sweetin, American actress
Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
Who died on January 19?
Dagobert I, King of the Franks (b. c. 603)
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (b. 1798)
József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter and Olympic medalist (b. 1905)
Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
Dario Vittori, Argentine actor (b. 1921)
Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
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