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19 January

532 – Byzantine Empire – Nika Riots ended. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/blue-versus-green-rocking-the-byzantine-empire-113325928/?no-ist

649 – China – Tang Campaign against Kucha ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_campaign_against_Kucha

973 – Rome – Benedict VI became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_VI

1126 – China – Zhao Huan became Emperor Qinzong. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Qinzong

1520 – Sweden – Battle of Bogesund. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bogesund

1547 – England – Henry Howard, Earl of Sussex executed for treason. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/19-january-1547-execution-of-henry-howard-earl-of-surrey/

1607 – Philippines – San Agustin Church, Manila, officially completed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Agustin_Church_(Manila)

1661 – England – Thomas Venner was hung drawn and quartered in London. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Venner

1764 – GB – John Wilks expelled from House of Commons. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wilkes-expelled-from-parliament

1782 – Saint Kitts – Siege of Brimstone Hill began (Anglo-French War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Brimstone_Hill

1788 – Australia – Second group of ships of First Fleet Fleet of convicts from England arrived at Botany Bay. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Fleet

1817 – Argentina/Chile – Crossing of the Andes began (Argentine & Chilean Wars of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing_of_the_Andes

1840 – UK – Earthquake, epicentre in Comrie, Scotland.

1862 – USA – Battle of Mill Springs (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/mill-springs.html

1871 – France – Battle of St Quentin (Franco-Prussian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._Quentin_(1871)

1871 – France – Battle of Buzenval began (Franco-Prussian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Buzenval_(1871)


1915 – UK – Zeppelin Raid on Yarmouth & Kings Lynn (WWI). https://youtu.be/m8WJfr69ReE  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2015-01-19/zeppelin-raid-on-norfolk-100-years-ago-set-blitz-precedent/


1917 – UK – Silvertown explosion (WWI). https://youtu.be/he48rCCeYbw  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvertown_explosion

1930 – USA – Maddux Airlines plane crashed at Oceanside, California, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19300119-0

1945 – Poland – Łódź ghetto liberated (WWII). https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/lodz.html

1945 – Poland – Krakow liberated (WWII). http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005169

1946 – Canada – RCAF plane crashed at Mount Ptolemy, near Blairmore, AB, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460119-0

1952 – Canada – Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 324 crashed near Sandspit Airport, BC, 36 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520119-0

1960 – Turkey – Scandinavian Airlines System Flight 871 crashed near Ankara-Esenboğa International Airport, 42 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19600119-0

1960 – USA – Mutual Cooperation & Security Treaty signed (US & Japan). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Mutual_Cooperation_and_Security_between_the_United_States_and_Japan

1974 – Paracel Islands – Battle of Paracel Islands began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Paracel_Islands

1975 – India – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Kinnaur district, 47 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Kinnaur_earthquake

1977 – USA – Snow in Florida. http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article1931272.html

1977 – The Bahamas – Snow fell.

1981 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Irian Jaya, 305 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irian_Jaya_earthquake

1990 – Azerbaijan SSR – Black January began.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_January

1993 – Czech Republic & Slovakia – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/


1995 – UK – Bristow helicopter Flight 56c crashed in North Sea, all survived. https://youtu.be/SBseVh8VS-U WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristow_Flight_56C


2006 – USA – New Horizons probe launched. https://youtu.be/EJxwWpaGoJs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/overview/index.html

2006 – USA – New Horizons probe launched. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/overview/index.html

2013 – Algeria – In Amenas hostage crises ended. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21087732

2014 – Pakistan – Bannu Bombing, 26 killed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/taliban-bomb-attack-on-pakistani-army-compound-kills-20-soldiers-9070329.html