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Notable Historical Events for January 19th

1997Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

1971Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

1906Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin

2013Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

1981Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide

1977Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

1668King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain

1989President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

1812Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.

1883The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

January 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 19th

1943Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)

1807Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

1839Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)

1946Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)

1940Mary Mills, Laurel Mississippi, LPGA golfer

1809Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)

January 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 19th

1957Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey

1872Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

January 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 19th

2000Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)

2013Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

January 19th Deaths
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