19 January

19 January

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Popcorn Day
  • Tin Can Day

Historic Events

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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)

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.

Soldiers of Company B, U.S. Engineer Battalion with wagons in the background, Petersburg, VA circa 1863.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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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