Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What Happened This Day In History - January 19

William Pitt

January 19

1523In Switzerland, Ulrich Zwingli publishes his 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation which attacks the authority of the Pope.
1783William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.
1847New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.
1861Georgia secedes from the Union.
1902The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France.
1915The first German air raids on Great Britain inflict minor casualties.
1923The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.
1931The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.
1937Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.
1937In the Soviet Union, the People’s Commissars Council is formed under Molotov.
1945The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow.
1947The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.
1949The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.
1950Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.
1968Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.
1981The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.
1983The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the Church.

Born on January 19
1736James Watt, Scottish inventor.
1807Robert E. Lee, Confederate general during the American Civil War.
1809Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee.”)
1839Paul Cézanne, French post-Impressionist painter (Card PlayersL’Oeuvre).
1919John H. Johnson, editor and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines.

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