About January 19

January 19, 2021 is the 19th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 24 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 19

  • 379
    Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
  • 1419
    Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
  • 1511
    Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1795
    The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
  • 1829
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
  • 1840
    Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
  • 1893
    Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
  • 1899
    Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1917
    Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
  • 1949
    Cuba recognizes Israel.
  • 1983
    Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983
    The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 1986
    The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
  • 2006
    A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • 2007
    Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

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