January 19: This Day That Year
- 1511 - Italy: Mirandola City surrenders to the French. - 1607 - Philippines: San Agustin Church in Manila officially completed. It's the oldest church in the country.
- 1736 - Birthday: James Watt, Scottish inventor (Photocopier, Watt's linkage, Parallel motion, Watt steam engine) born in Greenock, Scotland.
- 1883 - US: The first electric lighting system with overhead wires began service at Roselle, New Jersey.
- 1903 - Bicycle race "Tour de France" announced.
- 1938 - General Motors (GM) began mass production of diesel engines. - 1942 - Japan invaded Burma. - 1947 - Greece: SS Himera runs aground at Athens, killed 300+ people. - 1952 - Black participants allowed in PGA.
- 1957 - USSR performed atmospheric nuclear test. - 1966 - India: Indira Gandhi elected 4th Prime Minister.
- 1977 - India: The Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracted 15+ million people. - 1981 - Iran signed agreement to release 52 American hostages seized from the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
- 1993 - Birthday: Jack Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy & grandson of John F. Kennedy, born in NYC, New York. - 2001 - Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped from Puente Grande maximum-security prison by hiding in a laundry cart.
- 2012 - FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement. - 2013 - Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in all 7 of his Tour de France victories.
- 2017 - Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is extradited to the United States to face trial for leading the Sinaloa drug cartel.