On This Day: January 19th
This is 19th day of the year and 347 days remain in the year.
The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.
Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.
President Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television.
Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.
January 19 BirthdaysEdgar Allan Poe1809–1849, American Writer.
Jim Morrisbaseball player
Drea de Matteoactor
Robert E. Leegeneral
Isaiah Thomaspatriot and printer
Alexander Woollcottauthor, critic
Henry Bessemerengineer and inventor