On this day..... January 19

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JANUARY 19TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL POPCORN DAY
  • TODAY IS CONFEDERATE HEROES DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ROBERT E. LEE (1807-1870)
  • EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849)
  • JEAN STAPLETON (1923-2013)
  • TIPPIE HEDREN (1930, 88)
  • JANIS JOPLIN (1943-1970)
  • DOLLY PARTON (1946, 72)
  • PAULA DEEN (1947, 71)
  • ROBERT PALMER (1949-1986)
  • KATEY SEGAL (1954, 64)
  • JUNIOR SEAU (1969-2012)
  • SHAWN WAYANS (1971, 47)
  • DREA DE MATTEO (1972, 46)
  • FRANK CALIENDO (1974, 44)
  • LOGAN LERMAN (1992, 26)
  • SHAWN JOHNSON (1992, 26)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1825, THE PROCESS OF CANNING FOODS IN TIN CANS IN PATENTED AND MASS PRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1861, MISSISSIPPI CONFEDERATE TROOPS TAKE FOR MASSACHUSETTS
  • IN 1861, GEORGIA IS THE 5TH STATE TO SECEDE FROM THE UNION IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1915, GEORGES CLAUDE PATENTS HIS NEON CONTAINMENT SYSTEM AND BEGINS SELLING NEON LIGHTING
  • IN 1937, HOWARD HUGHES SETS A NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR TRAVEL RECORD
  • IN 1938, GENERAL MOTORS BEGINS TO MASS PRODUCE DIESEL ENGINES
  • IN 1943, POLAND EXPERIENCES THE FIRST WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING
  • IN 1953, DESI ARNAZ JR IS BORN ON THE SAME DAY THAT HIS FICTIONAL COUNTERPART RICKY RICARDO JR’S BIRTH AIRS ON TV. 68% OF US TELEVISIONS TUNED IN TO WATCH
  • IN 1955, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER GIVES THE FIRST TELEVISED NEWS CONFERENCE
  • IN 1961, DICK VAN DYKE FILMS THE PILOT FOR HIS TV SHOW
  • IN 1966, INDIRA GANDHI IS ELECTED PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
  • IN 1966, NEIL SIMON’S “SWEET CHARITY” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1967, THE MONKEES HIT #1 IN THE UK WITH “I’M A BELIEVER”
  • IN 1971, “NO NO NANETTE” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1971, THE BEATLES’ “HELTER SKELTER” IS USED IN THE TRAIL OF CHARLES MANSON
  • IN 1972, SANDY KAUFAX & YOGI BERRA ARE ELECTED TO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
  • IN 1977, SNOW FALLS IN MIAMI AND THE BAHAMAS
  • IN 1977, PRESIDENT FORD PARDONS “TOKYO ROSE”
  • IN 1978, THE LAST VOLKSWAGON BEETLE IS PRODUCED IN GERMANY
  • IN 1979, JOHN MITCHELL, FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE FINAL WATERGATE PARTICIPANT STILL IN JAIL, IS RELEASED ON PAROLE
  • IN 1981, MUHAMMAD ALI TALKS A 21 YEAR OLD OUT OF COMMITTING SUICIDE
  • IN 1981, THE US AND IRAN SIGN A DEAL TO RELEASE 52 AMERICAN HOSTAGES
  • IN 1984, THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT REFUSES A CASE FOR A QUADRIPLEGIC’S RIGHT TO DIE BY STARVING HERSELF IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL
  • IN 1985, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN PEAKS AT #9 WITH “BORN IN THE USA”


  • IN 1986, THE “BRAIN”, THOUGHT TO BE THE FIRST COMPUTER VIRUS, IS RELEASED
  • IN 1988, CBS DEBUTS “48 HOURS”
  • IN 1989, PRESIDENT REAGAN PARDONS GEORGE STEINBRENNER, WHO WAS CONVICTED OF PROVIDING ILLEGAL FUNDS TO THE CAMPAIGN OF RICHARD NIXON
  • IN 1993, FLEETWOOD MAC REUNITE TO PERFORM AT BILL CLINTON’S INAUGURATION
  • IN 2001, “EL CHAPO” ESCAPES FROM PRISON BY BRIBING PRISON GUARDS
  • IN 2002, THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS DEFEAT THE OAKLAND RAIDERS IN OVERTIME FOR THE AFC DIVISION TITLE AFTER A CONTROVERSIAL CALL DEEMING A TOM BRADY FUMBLE AS AN INCOMPLETE PASS
  • IN 2006, NASA LAUNCHES THE “NEW HORIZONS” PROBE HEADED TO PLUTO
  • IN 2011, STEVEN TYLER DEBUTS AS SIMON COWELL’S REPLACEMENT ON AMERICAN IDOL
  • IN 2013, LANCE ARMSTRONG ADMITS TO DOPING IN ALL SEVEN TOUR DE FRANCE WINS
  • IN 2013, STAN MUSIAL DIES AT 92
  • IN 2014, THE DENVER BRONCOS DEFEAT THE PATRIOTS FOR THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP
  • IN 2016, SARAH PALIN OFFICIALLY ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT

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