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January 19th In Pop Culture History

1825 - The US patent (#X004009) for food storage in cans to "preserve animal substances in tin" was issued to Ezra Daggett and his nephew Thomas Kensett of New York City.

1839 - The British East India Company captures Aden, Yemen. There have not been many companies that could claim "capturing" an area.

1883 - Thomas Edison, using overhead wires, began serving electricity to the residents of Roselle, New Jersey.

1915 - A US patent (#1125476) was issued to George Claude of Paris titled a "System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes" an early neon sign.

1920 - The United States Senate voted against joining the League of Nations.

1937 - Howard Hughes set a record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.

January 19, 1953 - On I Love Lucy, Little Ricky appeared on the show, just twelve hours after he was born. Over 70% of every TV in the country watched the episode.

1959 - #1 Hit February 9, 1959 - March 8, 1959: Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee

1974 - #1 Hit January 19, 1974 - January 25, 1974: Al Wilson - Show and Tell

1977 - President Ford pardoned WWII siren Tokyo Rose (Iva Toguri D'Aquino)

1977 - Snow fell in Miami and The Bahamas. It was the only time in recorded history that it happened, and a sure sign of a coming ice age (global cooling), scientists believed.

1978 - Volkswagen Beetles stopped being produced in Germany.

1980 - #1 Hit January 19, 1980 - February 15, 1980: Michael Jackson - Rock with You

January 19, 1981 Birthday (fictional) Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV

1988 - CBS's 48 Hours debuted.

1989 - President Ronald Reagan pardoned George Steinbrenner for illegal campaign contributions for Richard Nixon.

January 19, 1989 - The Apple Macintosh SE/30 was released.

1990 - Tremors was released in theaters.

1991 - #1 Hit January 19, 1991 - January 25, 1991: Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)

1993 - FOX expanded their prime-time line-up to seven days a week.

1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn was released in theaters.

2007 - The Hitcher debuted in theaters.

2012 - The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload was shut down by the FBI.

January 19, 2254 (fictional) Babylon 4 disappred shortly after construction, Babylon 5, TV

January 19th
Celebrity Birthdays

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James Watt (1736)
Robert E. Lee (1807, d.1870)
Edgar Allen Poe (1809, d.1849)
Henry Bessemer (1813)
Harry Davenport (1866)
Charles Coburn (1877)
Anne Schumacher Hummert (1905)
Ish Kabbible (1906)
Lanny Ross (1906)
Lillian Harvey (1907)
Willi Schmidt (1910)
John Raitt (1917)
Anthony Dexter (1919)
Guy Madison (1922, d.1996)
Ken Hughes (1922)
Jean Stapleton (1923)
Nicholas Colasanto (1924)
Fritz Weaver (1926)
Ulu Grosbard (1929)
Tippi Hendren (1930)
Robert MacNeil (1931)
Richard Lester (1932)
Marc F A Andries (1933)
Phil Everly (1938)
Mike Reid (1940, d.2007)
Tony Anholt (1941, d.2002)
Michael Crawford (1942)
Shelley Fabares (1942)
Janis Joplin (1943, d.1970)
Joe Butler (1943)
Laurie London (1944)
Rod Evans (1945)
Vadim Abdrashitov (1945)
Dolly Parton (1946)
Alessandro Haber (1947)
Paula Deen (1947)
Harvey Hinsley (1948)
Robert Palmer (1949, d.2003)
Sébastien Dhavernas (1950)
David Patrick Kelly (1952)
Dewey Bunell (1952)
Linda Hayden (1953)
Desi Arnaz Jr. (1953)
Katey Sagal (1954)
Katharina Thalbach (1954)
Paul Rodriguez (1955)
Carman Licciardello (1956)
Mickael Virtue (1957)
Thomas Kinkade (1958, d.2012)
Paul McCrane (1961)
William Ragsdale (1961)
Caron Wheeler (1963)
Lena Philipsson (1966)
Christine Tucci (1967)
Javier Camara (1967)
Whitfield Crane (1968)
Junior Seau (1969, d.2012)
Ghetty Chasun (1970)
Uzo Suzuki (1970)
Shawn Wayans (1971)
John Wozniak (1971)
Joana Benedek (1972)
Drea de Matteo (1972)
Aaron Yonda (1973)
Frank Caliendo (1974)
Noah Georgeson (1975)
Taliesin Jaffe (1977)
Nicole (1977)
Cocco (1977)
Wiley (1979)
Luke MacFarlane (1980)
Bitsie Tulloch (1981)
Jodie Sweetin (1982)
Anglea Chang (1982)
Hikaru Utada (1983)
Erin Sanders (1991)
Logan Lerman (1992)
Shawn Johnson (1992)

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Blue paint.


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