Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 19

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This is a list of selected January 19 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled January 19, 2020 featured article or the January 19, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Theophany (Julian calendar) refimprove section
1746 – During the Second Jacobite Rising, Bonnie Prince Charlie occupied the town of Stirling, Scotland, but failed to capture its castle. refimprove sections
1764 – English radical and politician John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament and declared an outlaw for seditious libel. refimprove section
1806 – The United Kingdom occupied the Cape of Good Hope for a second time after relinquishing control of the territory three years earlier. refimprove
1817 – An army of over 5,400 soldiers led by General José de San Martín crossed the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru from Spanish rule. needs more footnotes
1839 – The Royal Marines landed at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against the British East India Company's shipping to India. The city in present-day Yemen remained under British control until 1967. refimprove
1853Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore was first performed at the Teatro Apollo in Rome. original research
1862American Civil War: In their first significant victory, Union forces defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Mill Springs near modern Nancy, Kentucky. refimprove section
1917 – Approximately 50 tons of TNT exploded at a munitions factory in Silvertown in West Ham, present-day Greater London, killing more than 70 people and injuring more than 400 others. unreferenced section
1930Racial violence occurs in Watsonville, California against Filipino American farm workers refimprove section
1935 – In Chicago, Coopers Inc. sold the world's first briefs, a new style of men's undergarment. briefs and undergarment both {{refimprove}}
1945World War II: Soviet forces liberated the Łódź Ghetto; only 877 Jews of the initial population of 164,000 remained there at that time. indiscriminate list
1977Iva Toguri, convicted of treason for broadcasting Japanese propaganda, was granted a full pardon by U.S. President Gerald Ford. too much trivia
1983Apple Inc. introduced the Apple Lisa, their first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface and a computer mouse. It had 1 MB of RAM, and was priced at US$9,995. original research


January 19

San Agustin Church, Manila
San Agustin Church, Manila

Paul Cézanne (b. 1839) · Natacha Rambova (b. 1897) · Sarah Burke (d. 2012)

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