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  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 19, 1937

    Howard Hughes: The Aviator

    A New Record

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 19, 1937

    A year and a half later, on January 19, 1937, flying the same H-1 Racer fitted with longer wings, Hughes set a new transcontinental airspeed record by flying non-stop from Los Angeles to Newark in seven hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds (beating his own previous record of nine hours and 27 minutes). His average ground speed over the flight was 322 mph




  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1942

    Frank Sinatra

    Dorsey Eventually relented

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1942

    As Sinatra's success and popularity grew, Sinatra pushed Dorsey to allow him to record some solo songs. Dorsey eventually relented, and on January 19, 1942, Sinatra recorded "Night and Day", "The Night We Called It a Day", "The Song is You", and "Lamplighter's Serenade" at a Bluebird recording session, with Axel Stordahl as arranger and conductor.




  • Cyprus
    Saturday Jan 19, 1957

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    The killing of a Turkish Cypriot policeman

    Cyprus
    Saturday Jan 19, 1957

    The killing of a Turkish Cypriot policeman on 19 January, when a power station was bombed, and the injury of three others, provoked three days of intercommunal violence in Nicosia. The two communities targeted each other in reprisals, at least one Greek Cypriot was killed and the army was deployed in the streets.




  • Algeria
    Monday Jan 19, 1981

    Iranian Revolution

    The Algiers Accords and The hostages release

    Algeria
    Monday Jan 19, 1981

    The hostage crisis ended with the signing of the Algiers Accords in Algeria on 19 January 1981. The hostages were formally released to United States custody the following day, just minutes after Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the new American president.




  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Jan 19, 1994

    First Chechen War

    Russian forces seized the ruins of the Chechen presidential palace

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Jan 19, 1994

    On 19 January, despite heavy casualties, Russian forces seized the ruins of the Chechen presidential palace, which had been heavily contested for more than three weeks as the Chechens finally abandoned their positions in the destroyed downtown area.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    Royal Rumble (1998)

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1998

    On January 19, 1998, at Royal Rumble, The Rock defeated Shamrock by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental title. Later that night, he entered the Royal Rumble match and lasted until the final two before he was eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 19, 2000

    Michael Jordan

    Not as a player

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 19, 2000

    On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 19, 2003

    Kobe Bryant

    Bryants' first child

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 19, 2003

    Bryants' first child was born in January 2003. The birth resulted in a reconciliation between Bryant and his parents.


  • Milan, Italy
    Monday Jan 19, 2009

    Kaká

    Officially ended the bid

    Milan, Italy
    Monday Jan 19, 2009

    On 19 January, Silvio Berlusconi announced that Manchester City had officially ended their bid after a discussion between the clubs, and that Kaká would remain with Milan.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Jan 19, 2018

    Nokia

    Nokia Signed a Deal With NTT Docomo

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Jan 19, 2018

    On 19 January 2018, Nokia signed a deal with NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile operator, to provide 5G wireless radio base stations in the country by 2020.


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