On This Day: January 19th

This is 19th day of the year and 347 days remain in the year.

in history
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.
Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.
The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.
President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.
January 19 Birthdays
Edgar Allan Poe1809–1849, American Writer.
Dolly Partonentertainer
Patricia Highsmithwriter
Tippi Hedrenactor
Janis Joplinsinger
Jim Morrisbaseball player
Drea de Matteoactor
Robert E. Leegeneral
Paul Cezannepainter
James Wattinventor
Isaiah Thomaspatriot and printer
Alexander Woollcottauthor, critic
Henry Bessemerengineer and inventor

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