Thursday, January 19, 2012
News International pays out compensation to 37 people, including the actor Jude Law and politician John Prescott. over phone hacking by the "News of the World". //www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16629036
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The furore over the treatment towards contestant Shilpa Shetty in Celebrity Big Brother 2007, by contestants including Jade Goody, has resulted in Jade being evicted by popular vote from the show, due to heightened concerns over safety, after the issue reached a lowpoint in UK-Indian relations. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6281223.stm
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years, and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
Wednesday, January 19, 1994
Record cold temperatures hit the eastern United States. The coldest temperature ever measured in Indiana state history, −36°F (−38°C), is recorded in New Whiteland, Indiana.
The Bulgarian presidential election is won by Zhelyu Zhelev, leader of the Union of Democratic Forces.
The first PC virus, Brain
, starts to spread.
Wednesday, January 19, 1983
Former U.S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell
is released on parole
after 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama.
Thursday, January 19, 1978
Wednesday, January 19, 1972
– Fears are growing about the economy of the United Kingdom, where unemployment is now exceeding 1 million for the first time since World War II.
– President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces that Pakistan will immediately begin a nuclear weapons programme.
Tuesday, January 19, 1971
Representatives of 23 western oil companies begin negotiations with OPEC in Tehran to stabilize oil prices. February 14 they sign a treaty with 6 Khalij el-Arab countries.
Wednesday, January 19, 1966
Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India she is sworn in January 24.
Tuesday, January 19, 1965
The unmanned "Gemini 2
" is launched on a suborbital test of various spacecraft systems.
Tuesday, January 19, 1960
Wednesday, January 19, 1955
71.1% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to "I Love Lucy" to watch Lucy give birth.
Wednesday, January 19, 1949
Saturday, January 19, 1946
The Bell X-1
is launched for the first time.
Japanese forces invade Burma
WWII: British troops attack Italian-held Eritrea
Tuesday, January 19, 1937
Howard Hughes establishes a record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
Saturday, January 19, 1935
Wednesday, January 19, 1927
Great Britain sends troops to China.
Saturday, January 19, 1918
: A blast at a munitions factory in London kills 73 and injures over 400. The resulting fire causes over £2,000,000 worth of damage.
The first west-east transatlantic
radio broadcast is made from the United States to England (the first east-west broadcast having been made in 1901
Thursday, January 19, 1899
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires begins service in Roselle, New Jersey (it was built by Thomas Edison).
Saturday, January 19, 1861
American Civil War: Georgia
secedes from the Union.
Wednesday, January 19, 1853
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in performance at Teatro Apollo in Rome.
Captain Charles Wilkes' United States Exploring Expedition sights what becomes known as Wilkes Land in the southeast quadrant of Antarctica, claiming it for the United States and providing evidence that Antarctica is a complete continent.
Saturday, January 19, 1839
An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, starts crossing the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
Thursday, January 19, 1764
John Wilkes is expelled from the House of Commons of Great Britain for seditious libel.
Wednesday, January 19, 1718
May ndash Blackbeard leads 400 sailors in 4 ships to blockade the port of Charleston, South Carolina. The "Queen Anne's Revenge" and "Adventure" are both lost at Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, 1 week later. Blackbeard allows Stede Bonnet to once again command the "Revenge", which is renamed the "Royal James". Bonnet rescues 25 sailors abandoned by Blackbeard on a sandbar and continues his life of piracy.
San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
Monday, January 9, 1520 (Julianian calendar)
King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden. The Swedish regent Sten Sture the younger is mortally wounded in the battle. He is rushed towards Stockholm, in order to lead the fight against the Danes from there, but dies from his wounds on February 3.
Thursday, January 10, 1493 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 10, 1419 (Julianian calendar)
Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, which brings Normandy under the control of England.
Tuesday, January 11, 1390 (Julianian calendar)
Treaty of Lyck confirms an alliance between Vytautas and the Teutonic Knights in the Lithuanian Civil War against Vytautas's cousin, Jogaila.
Tuesday, January 14, 973 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, January 18, 383 (Julianian calendar)
Roman troops in Britain
proclaim Magnus Maximus
Emperor. He crosses over to the continent and makes Trier
his capital.ref name=isbn0-85991-625-1Gaul
, the Italian provinces and Hispania
proclaim loyalty to him.
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Friday, January 18, 379 (Julianian calendar)
King Shapur II, ruler of the Persian Empire, age 70, dies after a 69-year reign in which he conquered Armenia and transferred multitudes of people from the western lands to Susiana (Khuzistan). The great town Nishapur in Khorasan (eastern Parthia) is also founded by him. His brother Ardashir II, governor-king of Adiabene, is placed by the nobles on the throne.
Britain is forced to endure fierce Barbarian raids.
Gratian refuses the title of Eastern Emperor.
The War of the Feishui is fought in China