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JANUARY 19

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Texas: Confederate Heroes Day
(Observed on the birth date of Robert E. Lee)
Confederate Heroes Day Robert E. Lee
1928 Dainin Katagiri Roshi (Japanese Zen Buddhist Abbot, Teacher; Founder of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center) Japanese Social & Political Leaders Minnesota Social & Political Leaders Buddhism Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
1892 Olafur Thors (Prime Minister of Iceland) Icelandic Social & Political Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1649 Charles I, King of England (Executed by Oliver Cromwell) Oliver Cromwell British Monarchy Concordia
1847 Charles Bent (Governor of New Mexico Killed by Mexican Rebels) Charles Bent New Mexico Mexico History Channel
1942 William Andrews (Iowa-born Member of the U.S. Congress From Nebraska) Iowa Political and Social Leaders Nebraska Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress State Historical Society of Iowa
1980 William O. Douglas (Minnesota-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) William O. Douglas U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1990 Arthur Goldberg (Chicago-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Arthur Goldberg U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
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1442 Eleanor Cobham Is Convicted of Attempting to Use Sorcery to Kill King Henry VI of England Great Britain King Henry VI Greenwich Guide
1649 England's King Charles I, Is Executed by Members of Oliver Cromwell's Army Oliver Cromwell King Charles I Concordia
1847 Mexican Rebels Kill New Mexico's Governor, Charles Bent Beginning the Taos Revolt Charles Bent New Mexico Mexico Death State of New Mexico History Channel New Mexico Magazine
1861 Federal Forces Occupy Florida's Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas Florida American Civil War Forts National Park Service Florida Historical Society
1862 Union Troops Defeat the Confederates at Battle of Logan's Crossroads, KY Kentucky Battle of Logan's Crossroads History Channel
1865 Presidents Lincoln Writes General Grant Requesting a Position for His Son Robert President Abraham Lincoln Ulysess S. Grant American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Presidents Lincoln Considers Proposed Exchange of Confederate Prisoners Held in Indiana Indiana President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Presidents Lincoln Contacts Secretary Stanton About Treatment of Confederate Troops Seeking Amnesty President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1871 Savannah, Georgia Is the First City to Declare Robert E. Lee's Birthday a Public Holiday Savannah, Georgia Robert E. Lee Holidays Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1915 Two German Zeppelins Conduct the First Air Raid on England Great Britain Germany World War I Aviation History History Channel
1941 British Forces Invade Italian-occupied Eritrea Great Britain Italy Eritrea World War II History Channel
1950 Communist China Recognizes North Vietnam China Vietnam The Cold War History Channel
1955 First Presidential News Conference Is Filmed for Television and Newsreels President Dwight Eisenhower Film Television Historic Firsts History Channel
1960 President Eisenhower Signs Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security with Japan Japan President Dwight Eisenhower Historic U.S. Documents Eisenhower Presidential Library
1961 Eisenhower Cautions JFK on the Importance of Laos Laos Vietnam President Dwight Eisenhower President John F. Kennedy History Channel
1966 Indira Gandhi Is Elected Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi Elections History Channel BBC
1970 President Richard Nixon Nominates G. Harold Carswell to the Supreme Court President Richard Nixon U.S. Congress U.S. Supreme Court New York Times
1977 President Gerald R. Ford Pardons Iva Toguri, "Tokyo Rose" President Ford Propaganda World War II Asian-American Heritage History Channel
1979 Former Attorney General John Mitchell Is Paroled After Serving 19 Months in Prison Alabama Political and Social Leaders President Richard Nixon Law & Legal Resources Crime New York Times
1981 U.S. & Iran Agree to Release of 52 Americans Hostages Held 14+ Months Iran Hostage Crisis President Ronald Reagan War on Terrorism New York Times
1983 Klaus Barbie, the Nazi "Butcher of Lyons," Is Arrested in Bolivia Bolivia Nazi Germany World War II War Crimes History Channel
1990 Police Clash with Anti-Apartheid Demonstrators at South African Cricket Match South Africa Apartheid Law & Legal Resources BBC
1993 Czech Republic and Slovakia are Admitted to the United Nations United Nations Czech Republic Slovakia
1997 Yasser Arafat Leads Palestinian Celebration in the West Bank Palestine Yasser Arafat Israel CNN
2001 President Clinton Reaches Deal to End the Monica Lewinsky Criminal Investigation President Bill Clinton Law & Legal Resources Crime PBS
U.S. Department of Interior Gives Federal Recognition to Seattle's Duwamish Tribe Washington U.S. Government Duwamish Tribe Official Website History Link

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