Thursday, January 19, 2012
JAN 19th THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Famous Quote Said On January 19
A servant is one who receives orders, and is not admitted to conference.
- Henry Ward Beecher, 1873
Jan 19 Birthdays
Desi Arnaz Jr.
John H. Johnson
Edgar Allan Poe
Robert E. Lee
Jan 19 In History
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
Czech student Jan Palach sets himself on fire in response to Soviet Union invasion
Indira Gandhi takes charge as first female Prime Minister of India
US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
Future billionaire Howard Hughes sets a record for transcontinental air flight
This Day in Business
The board game market woud never be the same again - as Scrabble hits stories for the first time ever.
This Day in Entertainment
First episode of the Dick Van Dyke show is filmed
This Day in Geography
Hundred Years War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
This Day in Sports
The famous NFL Tuck Rule game - the Raiders lose to Tom Brady and the Pats because of the obscure rule.
Robert E. Lee Day (Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Miss. and Georgia) - Celebrates the birthday of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.
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