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Sunday, January 19, 2014

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

2007 : First McDonald's drive-through opens in Beijing

Civil War
1807 : Robert E. Lee born
1862 : Yankees defeat Rebels at the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads

Cold War
1950 : Communist China recognizes North Vietnam

1999 : Man charged in California cyberstalking case

1883 : Fog leads to deadly collision in North Sea

General Interest
1840 : Wilkes claims portion of Antarctica for U.S.
1966 : Indira Gandhi becomes Indian prime minister
1983 : Butcher of Lyons arrested in Bolivia

1993 : Production begins on Toy Story

1921 : Patricia Highsmith is born

1993 : Fleetwood Mac reunite to play "Don't Stop" at Bill Clinton's first Inaugural gala

Old West
1847 : Mexican rebels kill Charles Bent

1977 : Ford pardons Tokyo Rose

1974 : Notre Dame beats UCLA to end 88-game winning streak

Vietnam War
1961 : Eisenhower cautions successor about Laos
1968 : Operation McLain is launched

World War I
1915 : First air raid on Britain

World War II
1941 : British attack Italians in Africa


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