19th January, on this day

0379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
0973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 France cedes Roussillon and Cerdágne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1668 King Louis XIV and Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 Richard Steele publishes "The Crisis", defending Hanoverian success
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling
1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1793 French King Louis XVI goes on trial and is sentenced to be executed
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope
1825 Ezra Daggett and 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
1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim
1848 Gold discovered in California
1853 The premiere of Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi's 'll Trovatore' in Rome
1853 Napoleon III marries Eugénie de Montijo
1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 MS troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island
1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871 Battle of St. Quentin Prussians defeat French
1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed
1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US and England
1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1910 Germany and Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1915 Britain's first air-raid casualties when German Zeppelin airship bombs Great Yarmouth in Norfolk during World War I -- 4 die
1915 Battle of Jassin ends
1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 Silvertown, Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1919 "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 meters high x 25 meters wide kills dozens, Boston
1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1927 British government decides to send troops to China
1937 18 year old ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn makes her debut in 'Giselle' at Sadler's Wells in London
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines
1941 The 4th and 5th Indian Divisions continue the British counter-offensive in East Africa:British offensive in Eritrea and British troops occupy Kassalaf, Sudan

1941 Hitler and Mussolini meet at Berchtesgaden; Hitler agrees to provide aid in North Africa.
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 Titus Brandsma (Carmelite priest) arrested by German occupiers for speaking out against Nazism as a "lie" and "pagan"
1942 Japanese forces take prisoner large numbers of British troops north of Singapore
1943 General Georgy Zhukov is promoted to Marshal as the Stalinrgrad struggle grinds to a close.
1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1944 Russian troops push westward toward the Baltic countries
1945 Soviet forces liberate the ghetto of Lódz. Out of 230,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived Nazi occupation.
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1955 1st Presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1960 Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 1st episode for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 Neil Simon, Coleman and Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres
1966 Tippett's cantata "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
1966 In India, Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister following in the footsteps of her father Jawaharlal Nehru
1971 Beatles' Helter Skelter is played at the Charles Manson trial
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1978 End of the line for the German Volkswagen 'Beetle' with the last of the 16 million produced since 1938
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 US and Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids and teacher
1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 California Supreme Court refuses to allow quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia to starve herself to death in a public hospital, she appeals and is later granted the right to die
1985 "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked number 9
1986 Spain recognizes Israel
1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1995 Bristow Flight 56C struck by lightning
1997 Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
2006 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
2006 The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
2006 Jet Airways announces its purchase of Air Sahara, creating the largest domestic airline in India.

19th January 2006

Bin Laden tape' warns of attacks

Dozens die in Russian cold snap

Public unrest increasing in China

19th January 2007

Turkish-Armenian writer shot dead

China tests missile in space

Genoa riot evidence 'disappears'

19th January 2008

Spain arrests 14 terror suspects

Hezbollah has Israel 'body parts'

Iraqi Shia pilgrims mark holy day

19th January 2009

Gaza homeless toll 'hits 50,000'

Prominent Russian lawyer killed

Eurozone economy 'to shrink 1.9%'

19th January 2010

Nigeria religious riots 'kill scores'

Virginia gunman kills 8

Japan Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

Birthdates which occurred on 19th January :

0570 Mohammed Islamic prophet (Koran)
1200 Dogen Kigen Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544 Francis II de Valois-Angoulême king of France (1559-60)
1613 Jacques Huyn composer
1639 Noël 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 French writer (Paul et Virgin)
1749 Isaiah Thomas US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
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 Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1831)
1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit composer
1807 Robert Edward Lee Stratford VA, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)
1809 Edgar Allan Poe Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1813 Sir Henry Bessemer engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816 Henry Gray Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820 John Haskell King Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827 Carlos Guido y Spano Argentina, conductor (Ráfagas)
1830 George Blake Cosby Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1832 Ferdinand Laub composer
1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal composer
1837 William Williams Keen surgeon (brain)
1839 Bohumil Pazdirek composer
1839 Paul Cézanne France, impressionist painter (Bathers)
1851 David Starr Jordan NY, biologist/university president (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)
1866 Harry Davenport New York City NY, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
1868 Gustav Meyrink writer
1869 Alfred R Zimmerman mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Director (League of Nations)
1873 Hans E Blaich writer
1877 Charles Coburn Savannah GA, actor (Devil and Miss Jones)
1879 Marie Koenen author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
1883 Hermann Abendroth German conductor
1884 Albert Louis Wolff composer
1887 Alexander Woollcott New Jersey, short story writer/critic (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1889 Sophie Taeuber/Täuber-Arp Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)
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
19-- Anthony Herrera Wiggins MS, actor (James Stenbeck-As the World Turns, Dane-Loving)
19-- Richard Van Vleet Denver CO, actor (Chuck-All My Children)
1902 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien German author (Moorkeerl)
1903 Boris Blacher Newchwang China, German composer
1903 Erwin Nyiregyhazi Budapest Hungary, pianist
1903 Alfred Lane Beit connoisseur
1904 James Winston Watts developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert radio pioneer
1905 Oveta Culp Hobby government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn Bogue], Pennsylvania, 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)
1910 Willi Schmidt Germany, director
1912 Leonid V Kantorovich St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1912 Francis David Charteris Earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans Dutch socialist democratic chairman (1965-69)
1913 Phyllis Flowerdew school Reading text author
1914 Lester Flatt country musician (Flatt & Scruggs-Ballad of Jed Clampett, Rocky Top)
1915 Alvy West Brooklyn NY, 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 Dharam Singh India, field hockey player (Olympics-gold-1964)
1919 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Lima Perú, 5th Secretary-General of UN (1982-91)
1921 Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train, L'amateur d'escargot)
1922 Arthur Morris cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
1922 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], Bakersfield CA, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
1922 Ken Hughes Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
1923 Jean Stapleton New York City NY, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)
1924 Nicholas Colasanto Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
1924 7th Earl of Carnarvon English large landowner
1924 Jean François Revel French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jésus)
1925 Nina [Mary] Bawden English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
1926 Fritz Weaver Pittsburgh 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)
1931 Robert MacNeil Montréal Québec Canada, news anchor (NBC Weekend News 1965-67)
1931 Ron Packard (Representative-R-CA, 1983- )
1932 Richard Lester movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
1932 Joe Schmidt NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1933 Marc F A Andries Flemish actor (Central Station)
1935 Tippi Hedren Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful)
1936 Elliott Schwartz composer
1936 Ursula Andress Switzerland, actress (She)
1938 Phil Everly Brownie KY, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1938 Denny Smith (Representative-R-OR, 1981- )
1938 Eskil Hemberg composer
1940 Barend J du Plessis South African minister of Finance (1984- )
1940 Mary Mills LPGA golfer
1942 Michael Crawford England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
1942 Shelly Fabares Santa Monica CA, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
1943 Janis Joplin Port Arthur TX, blues rock singer (Down on Me)
1943 Joe Butler rocker
1943 Margriet Francisca Dutch Princess
1944 Dan Reeves NFL Coach (New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren composer
1944 Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
1945 Rod Evans rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
1945 Charles Amirkhanian composer
1945 Vadim Abdrashitov director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
1946 Julian Barnes England, writer (Before She Met Me)
1946 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin Russian cosmonaut
1946 Dolly Rebecca Parton Sevierville TN, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
1947 Ann Compton news reporter (ABC TV)
1947 Alessandro Haber actor (China is Near)
1948 Harvey Hinsley rocker
1949 Robert Palmer Batley England, rocker (Addicted to Love, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley)
1951 Dewey Bunnell Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane, Sister Golden Hair)
1951 Martha Davis vocals/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1951 Linda Hayden Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan's Claw, Shattered)
1953 Desi Arnaz Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1954 Steve DeBerg NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
1954 Katey Sagal Los Angeles CA, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
1955 Simon Rattle England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
1957 Michael "Mickey" Virtue Birmingham England, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1957 Ottis "O J" Anderson NFL running back (New York Giants)
1960 Alfrederick Joyner East St Louis IL, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-1984)
1961 Paul McCrane actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
1961 William Ragsdale Alaska, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
1962 Anthony Edwards Santa Barbara CA, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)
1962 Chris Sabo Detroit MI, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
1963 Adele Peterson LPGA golfer
1963 Caron Wheeler English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
1963 Michael Adams NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1965 Ricky Reynolds NFL cornerback (New England Patriots)
1966 Anthony Young US baseball pitcher (New York Met, Chicago Cubs)
1966 Ronnie Williams NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
1966 Stefan Edberg Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
1966 Sylvain Cote Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1967 Christine Tucci actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
1968 Marty Conlon NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 Whitfield Crane rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1969 Andrew Murray Stone Auckland New Zealand, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
1969 Junior Seau NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1969 Luc Longley NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1969 Orlando Palmeiro Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
1970 Ghetty Chasun Erie PA, actress (Red Lips)
1970 Rick Krivda Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1970 T J Mathews Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1971 Jeff Juden Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants)
1971 Maurice Hofman Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1971 Reggie Brooks NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 Shawn Wayans actor (In Living Color)
1972 Tyrone Wheatley NFL running back (New York Giants)
1973 Chris Stynes Queens NY, infielder (Kansas City Royals)
1974 Amaury Telemaco Higuey Dominican Republic, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1974 Gregory Playfair Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1974 Tarik Oulida soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1974 Walter Jones tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1975 Natalie Harvey Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
1976 Claire Grech Miss Malta-Universe (1997)
1976 Sky Christopherson Tucson AZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1977 Taliesin Jaffe Venice CA, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
1977 Anne Miller Midland MI, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
1982 Jodie Sweetin actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
1993 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg son of Caroline Kennedy


Deaths which occurred on January 19th:
0639 Dagobert I king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies
1479 Johan II king of Aragón/Navarra, dies at 81
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 (Treasurer of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
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 in London at 58
1747 Johann Bode "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
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-J-Ferdinand Hérold French composer (Pré aux clercs), dies at 41
1839 Georg Abraham Schneider composer, dies at 38
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 François Haverschmidt Dutch writer, dies at 58
1913 David Emlyn Evans composer, dies at 69
1927 Charlotte princess of Belgium/Empress of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
1934 Armand Parent composer, dies at 70
1944 Harold Fraser-Simson composer, dies at 71
1945 Ernest B Allo French theologist, dies at 71
1951 Constantin Nottara composer, dies at 60
1951 Wilhelm Schäfer German writer (Mein Leben), dies at 82
1954 Sydney Greenstreet actor (Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
1962 Snub Pollard actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
1965 Frank Reicher actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
1967 Grace Cunard actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
1969 Charles Winninger actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
1970 Albert Mähll German writer, dies at 76
1970 Hal March actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
1973 Max Adrian actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
1975 Thomas Hart Benson US artist, dies at 85
1976 Kevin Coughlin actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
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 (WWII), dies at 77
1982 Marc Demeyer Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies at 31
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
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
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
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

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