A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 19th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 19, 1913, the Holly Hotel in Holly, Michigan burned for the first time!
On January 19, 2007, 3 intrepid Britons and their equally intrepid Canadian comrade made an incredible journey across Antarctica, using only leg power driving skis and the assistance of kites, to reach a point known as the Antarctic pole of inaccessibility.
On January 19, 2014, Serena Williams, the reigning Number 1 female tennis player in the world, was upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
On January 19, 2017, there will undoubtedly be fans of American novelist and short story writer Edgar Allan Poe carefully watching his original grave (the cenotaph marking the site) to catch a glimpse of the person that has come to be known as “The Poe Toaster.”
On January 19, 2018, Texans celebrated Confederate Heroes Day, while in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi Robert E. Lee Day is celebrated.
On January 19, 2020, our cable news stations were abuzz with the latest news and speculation about the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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