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Czech Republic: Statehood Day
(Observed annually on the feast day of St. Wenceslaus - Patron Saint of the Czech Republic)
Wenceslaus Catholic Saints U.S. Department of State
1785 David Walker (North Carolina-born African-American Abolitionist) David Walker Abolition African-American Political & Social Leaders
1839 Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (New York-born Temperance Crusader and Women's Suffrage Leader) New York Political and Social Leaders Women Drugs Women's Suffrage Statuary Hall Wisconsin Historical SocietyHHHHHhh
1841 Georges Clemenceau (French Statesman; Premier of the Third Republic: 1917-20) Georges Clemenceau World War I
Francis P. Fleming (15th Governor of Florida: 1889-1893) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1871 Frederick Preston Cone (27th Governor of Florida: 1937-1941) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1935 Joan Grove (First Woman in Minnesota to be Elected to State Office (Secretary of State) without Having First Been Appointed to That Office) Monnesota Political and Social Leaders American Women Political Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
929 Wenceslaus (Duke of Bohemia: Patron Saint of the Czech Republic) Wenceslaus Catholic Saints
1953 Daniel Thomas McCarty (31st Governor of Florida: 1953) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1989 Ferdinand E. Marcos (Former President of the Republic of the Philippines) Ferdinand Marcos
2000 Pierre Trudeau (Former Canadian prime minister) Pierre Trudeau
2002 Patsy Mink (12-Term Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii) Hawaiian Political and Social Leaders House of Representatives Politics
929 Wenceslaus, Duke of Bohemia, Is Murdered by Knights Loyal to His Brother Wenceslaus Catholic Saints
1066 William the Conqueror Lands in Britain, Beginning the Norman Conquest William the Conqueror Great Britain British Monarchy History Channel
1781 American Forces and French Fleet Begin Siege of Yorktown Heights, VA Virginia American Revolution New York Times
1787 Congress Votes to Send New Constitution to State Legislatures for Approval U.S. Congress U.S. Constitution Library of Congress
1810 Miguel Hidalgo Leads 50,000 Troops in Attack on the City of Guanajuato Miguel Hidalgo War City of Guanajuato
1831 Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer First Published as Daily Newspaper Michigan Journalism State of Michigan
1859 Mexican Nationalist, Juan Cortina, Seizes Control of Brownsville, TX Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1863 Union Generals McCook and Crittenden Accountable for Chickamauga Blunders Battle of Chickamauga The History Channel
1889 State of Georgia Makes January 19, Robert E. Lee's Birth Date, a State Holiday Georgia Robert E. Lee Holidays University of Georgia
1908 Republican Presidential Candidate William Howard Taft Makes a Whistle-Stop Campaign Tour through Minnesota Minnesota William Howard Taft The American Presidency Republican Party Railroads Minnesota Historical Society
1924 Two Army Planes Land in Seattle to Complete the First Round-the-World-Flight (175 d) Washington State Aviation History Historic Firsts History Link
1939 Soviet Union and Germany Agree to Partition Plan for Poland Poland Soviet Union Nazi Germany New York Times
1942 Australians Recapture Ioribaiwa village and Eorbaiwa Ridge, New Guinea Australia Japanese New Guinea World War II Australian Department of Defence
1953 Charley Eugene Johns Becomes the 32nd Governor of Florida on the Death of Governor Daniel Thomas McCarty Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1959 Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev and American President Dwight Eisenhower Offer Views on Summit Meeting Nikita Khrushchev Dwight Eisenhower Cold War History Channel
1967 Walter Washington Takes Office as First Mayor of the District of Columbia Washington D.C. Historic Firsts New York Times
1972 Japan and Communist China Agree to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations Japan China The Cold War New York Times
1988 President Reagan Signs Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement into Law Canada President Ronald Reagan Business & Economics Reagan Presidential Library
1994 Estonia Ferry Sinks in the Baltic Sea with 950 People on Board Estonia Naval History Death BBC
1995 Israel and PLO Agree to Transfer Much of West Bank Control to Arab Residents Israel BBC
2002 Iraq Rejects U.N. Plan to Disarm and Open Palaces for Weapons Searches United Nations Iraq New York Times

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