This Day in History for 19th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 165

379 - Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
973 - Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 - France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1511 - Mirandola surrenders to the French.
1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason
1607 - San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
1668 - King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 - Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1770 - Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1785 - First manned balloon flight in Ireland
1795 - Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806 - Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808 - Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 - Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50°F (10°C)
1812 - Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1825 - Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 - Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
1833 - Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 - Aden conquered by British East India Company
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1853 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
1861 - Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 - MS troops take Ft Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862 - Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 - General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 - NV Suriname Bank established
1865 - Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871 - 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1883 - The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1884 - Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison 1885 - Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed
1886 - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1893 - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
1898 - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 - 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 - New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
1909 - Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in NYC
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1910 - Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 - National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 - Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
1915 - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 - Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918 - Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1918 - Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
1920 - Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 - US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 - Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 - WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 - -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927 - British government decides to send troops to China
1929 - Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 - Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932 - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1934 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935 - KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
1935 - Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
1937 - Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 - Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 - General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
1939 - Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941 - British offensive in Eritrea
1941 - British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
1942 - Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 - Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943 - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 - SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1949 - Cuba recognises Israel.
1950 - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 - NFL takes control of NY Yanks
1952 - PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1955 - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1956 - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 - 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1964 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1966 - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 - Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968 - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970 - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971 - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 238

399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
1200 - Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544 - Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)
1613 - Jacques Huyn, composer
1639 - Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
1676 - John Weldon, composer
1679 - Girolamo Chiti, composer
1686 - Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
1736 - James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1736 - Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
1737 - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
1739 - Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
1749 - Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
1752 - James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
1757 - Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
1760 - Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
1798 - Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
1802 - [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
1806 - Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee (1807) 1807 - Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)
1808 - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1813 - Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816 - Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820 - John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827 - Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
1830 - George Blake Cosby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1832 - Ferdinand Laub, composer
1832 - Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
Author Edgar Allan PoeAuthor Edgar Allan Poe (1809) 1837 - William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
1839 - Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
1839 - Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)
1848 - John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
1851 - David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
1851 - Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
1858 - Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
1859 - Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California)
1863 - Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
French Painter Paul CézanneFrench Painter Paul Cézanne (1839) 1866 - Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
1868 - Gustav Meyrink, writer
1869 - Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
1873 - Hans E Blaich, writer
1877 - Charles Coburn, Savannah Ga, actor (Devil & Miss Jones)
1878 - Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
1879 - Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
1879 - Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
1883 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1884 - Albert Louis Wolff, composer
1887 - Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1889 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
1892 - Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
1897 - Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
1897 - René Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
1899 - [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
1902 - Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
1903 - Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
1904 - James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905 - Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
1905 - Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906 - Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1906 - Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
1907 - Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
1908 - Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
1909 - Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
1910 - Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
1912 - Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912 - Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
1912 - Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1913 - Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
1913 - Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
1913 - "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
1914 - Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
1915 - Alvy West, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)
1917 - John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
1917 - Rudolf Maros, composer
1918 - John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
1919 - Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
1919 - Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1920 - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
1921 - Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
1921 - "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
1922 - Arthur Morris, cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
1922 - Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
1922 - Ken Hughes, Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
1923 - Jean Stapleton, NYC, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013)
1923 - Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
1924 - 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
1924 - Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
1924 - Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
1925 - Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
1926 - Fritz Weaver, Pitts Pa, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
1926 - Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
1928 - Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
1928 - Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
1929 - Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
1930 - John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
1930 - Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)
1931 - Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
1931 - Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen (1872) 1872 - Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands
1957 - Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey
2012 - Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
2013 - Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds director of strategic planning on the National Security Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
2013 - "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Director Martin ScorseseDirector Martin Scorsese (1977) 1977 - Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

639 - Dagobert I, king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies
1479 - Johan II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81
1526 - Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
1547 - Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
1549 - Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
1576 - Hans Sachs, composer, dies at 81
1591 - Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
1625 - Erhard Buttner, composer, dies at 32
1629 - Abbas I, Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
1647 - Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
1661 - Thomas Venner, Fifth Monarchist (executed) (b. 1799)
1669 - Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
1692 - John Commelin, director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
1729 - William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
1747 - Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
1757 - Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
1785 - Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
1795 - Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
1805 - Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
1830 - Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
1833 - Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
1839 - Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38
1851 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)
1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
1874 - H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
1878 - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1885 - Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
1893 - Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
1894 - Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
1905 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
1913 - David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
1927 - Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
1929 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
1934 - Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
1939 - Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
1944 - Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71
1945 - Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
1948 - Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
1951 - Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
1954 - Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)
1957 - József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
1962 - Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
1964 - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
1965 - Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
1967 - Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
1968 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
1969 - Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
1970 - Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
1971 - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
1972 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
1973 - Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
1975 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter dies at 85 (b. 1889)
1976 - Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
1976 - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
1977 - Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
1979 - Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
1980 - Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
1980 - William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
1982 - Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
1982 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
1982 - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
1984 - Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
1987 - Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
1988 - Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
1989 - Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
1990 - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
1990 - Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
1990 - Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
1991 - Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
1991 - Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
1991 - John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
1991 - Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
1993 - Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
1993 - Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
1993 - Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
1993 - William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
1995 - Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
1995 - Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
1996 - Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
1996 - Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
1996 - Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
1997 - Adriana Caseloti, voice (Snow White), dies at 70
1997 - George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
1997 - James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
1998 - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
1999 - Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
2000 - Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
Actress and Inventor Hedy LamarrActress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr (2000) 2000 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)
2001 - Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
2003 - Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
2004 - Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
2004 - David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
2005 - Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
2005 - Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
2005 - K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
2006 - Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
2006 - Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
2006 - Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson PickettR&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett (2006) 2006 - Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)
2007 - Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)

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