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

  • 1661
    Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
  • 1920
    The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
  • 1946
    General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 1969
    Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
  • 1981
    Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • 1983
    The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 1993
    Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
  • 2007
    Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1832
    Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (d. 1875)
  • 1930
    Tippi Hedren, American actress
  • 1944
    Dan Reeves, American football coach
  • 1944
    Peter Lynch, American investor
  • 1949
    Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
  • 1966
    Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Luc Longley, Australian basketball player
  • 1970
    Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1980
    Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor

Who died on January 19?

  • 1526
    Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
  • 1661
    Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1599)
  • 1874
    August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet (b. 1798)
  • 1972
    Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • 1976
    Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
  • 1982
    Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1991
    Marcel Chaput, French-Canadian politician (b. 1918)
  • 1997
    Adriana Caselotti, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1999
    Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • 2011
    Ernest McCulloch, stem cell research pioneer (b. 1926)

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