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Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19 - The Day in History

January 19 : General Interest
1809: Edgar Allan Poe is born

On this day in 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts... read more


American Revolution
1764 : John Wilkes expelled from Parliament
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wilkes-expelled-from-parliament

Automotive
2007 : First McDonald's drive-through opens in Beijing
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-mcdonalds-drive-through-opens-in-beijing

Civil War
1807 : Robert E. Lee born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-e-lee-born
1862 : Yankees defeat Rebels at the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-logans-crossroads

Cold War
1950 : Communist China recognizes North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communist-china-recognizes-north-vietnam

Crime
1999 : Man charged in California cyberstalking case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/man-charged-in-california-cyberstalking-case

Disaster
1883 : Fog leads to deadly collision in North Sea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fog-leads-to-deadly-collision-in-north-sea

General Interest
1840 : Wilkes claims portion of Antarctica for U.S.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilkes-claims-portion-of-antarctica-for-us
1966 : Indira Gandhi becomes Indian prime minister
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indira-gandhi-becomes-indian-prime-minister
1983 : Butcher of Lyons arrested in Bolivia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/butcher-of-lyons-arrested-in-bolivia

Hollywood
1993 : Production begins on Toy Story
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/production-begins-on-toy-story

Literary
1921 : Patricia Highsmith is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patricia-highsmith-is-born

Music
1993 : Fleetwood Mac reunite to play "Don't Stop" at Bill Clinton's first Inaugural gala
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fleetwood-mac-reunite-to-play-quotdon39t-stopquot-at-bill-clinton39s-first-inaugural-gala

Old West
1847 : Mexican rebels kill Charles Bent
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mexican-rebels-kill-charles-bent

Presidential
1977 : Ford pardons Tokyo Rose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-pardons-tokyo-rose

Sports
1974 : Notre Dame beats UCLA to end 88-game winning streak
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/notre-dame-beats-ucla-to-end-88-game-winning-streak

Vietnam War
1961 : Eisenhower cautions successor about Laos
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-cautions-successor-about-laos
1968 : Operation McLain is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-mclain-is-launched

World War I
1915 : First air raid on Britain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-air-raid-on-britain

World War II
1941 : British attack Italians in Africa
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-attack-italians-in-africa
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