January 19 in History
1825January 19, 1825:
Thomas Kensett and Ezra Daggett are issued with the United States’ first patent for food preservation in tins.
1853January 19, 1853:
“Il trovatore”, an opera written by Giuseppe Verdi is premiered in Rome.
1883January 19, 1883:
340 people are killed when a collision involving Sultan, a British steamer, and the German’s Cimbra in the North Sea causes both vessels to sink.
1903January 19, 1903:
The first Tour de France is announced.
1966January 19, 1966:
Indira Gandhi is made the Prime Minister of India eight days after Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death.
1977January 19, 1977:
Iva Toguri D’Aquino, a World War II Japanese-American broadcaster is pardoned by President Gerald Ford for her treason conviction which sent her to prison.
1993January 19, 1993:
Members of the band, Fleetwood Mac reunite to perform at Bill Clinton’s first inaugural ball.
- January 19, 1993:
Work on the animated film, “Toy Story” begins.
2007January 19, 2007:
The first drive-through McDonald’s restaurant in China opens in the country’s capital.
2012January 19, 2012:
The United States government shuts down Megaupload, a popular online file-sharing site, for its association with antipiracy law violations.