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 This day in History - January 19
374 Historic Events for January 19
1937

Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)

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1937

Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1938

Eskil Hemberg, composer

Birth
1938

GM began mass production of diesel engines

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1938

Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )

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1938

Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)

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1939

Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec

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1940

Barend J du Plessis, S African minister of Finance (1984- )

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1940

Mary Mills, LPGA golfer

Birth
1941

British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan

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1941

British offensive in Eritrea

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1942

Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers

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1942

Japanese forces invade Burma

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1942

Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)

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1942

Shelly Fabares, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)

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1943

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

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1943

Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily

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1943

Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess

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1943

Joe Butler, rocker

Birth
1944

Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer

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1944

Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist

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1944

Harold Fraser-Simson, composer, dies at 71

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1944

Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)

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1945

Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71

Death
1945

Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)

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