January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 346 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 19th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 19th in history!
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- National Popcorn Day
- Tin Can Day
What Happened On This Day – January 19
2007: Turkish journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated
The murderer was a 17-year old Turkish nationalist who disagreed with Dink’s view on the Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
1983: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia
Barbie was known as the “Butcher of Lyon”.
1966: Indira Gandhi becomes India’s first female prime minister
She was assassinated on October 31, 1984.
1915: Georges Claude patents his neon discharge tube
Neon lighting soon became popular for outdoor advertising.
1829: Goethe’s “Faust” (Part 1) is premiered
The work is considered one of the greatest works of German literature.
1943: Starving mother with her child on a Kolkata(then Calcutta) street in British colonial India, Bengal famine 1943
1940: Finnish soldier with the captured Russian soldiers during Winter War, 1940
1924: An unconscious Babe Ruth, after running into a wall chasing after a foul ball during the first game of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators – 1924
1923: Portrait of the dancer Lore Sello in the role of a ‘Game clock’ in the cabaret ‘Die Gondel’, Frieda G. Riess, 1923
1914: William Harvey and Arthur Davidson, two of the founders of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, 1914
1913: Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph in dress uniform, 100th year anniversary of Battle of Nations, Vienna 1913 [Colorized]
1911: A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt wearing pince-nez, 1911
1903 : A view taken of the the Cliff House from the Parapet at Sutro Heights, Adolph Sutro’s estate, San Francisco 1903
1900s: Moroccan Jewish woman in traditional Keswa ElKbira (early 1900s)
1863 : Soldiers of Company B, U.S. Engineer Battalion with wagons in the background, Petersburg, VA circa 1863.
Births On This Day, January 19
1946: Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter, actress
1943: Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter
1839: Paul Cézanne, French painter
1809: Edgar Allan Poe, American author, poet
1807: Robert E. Lee, American general
Deaths On This Day, January 19
2015: Adam Yahiye Gadahn, American terrorist
2007: Hrant Dink, Turkish/Armenian journalist
1990: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian mystic, guru, educator
1874: August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet
1865: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French politician, philosopher, economist
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