About January 19

January 19, 2022 is the 19th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 13 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.
  • 1764
    John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1806
    The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1812
    Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
  • 1817
    An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
  • 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.
  • 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 1953
    68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
  • 1960
    Japan and the United States sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty
  • 1969
    Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
  • 1975
    An earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India
  • 1977
    President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. “Tokyo Rose”).
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.

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