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Notable Historical Events for January 19th

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

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

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

1833Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

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

1977Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

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

1989President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

1975Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown

1972Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

January 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 19th

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

1940Mary Mills, Laurel Mississippi, LPGA golfer

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

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

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

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

January 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 19th

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

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

January 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 19th

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

2006Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)

January 19th Deaths
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