What Happened On This Day – January 19
2007 Turkish journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated
The murderer was a 17-year old Turkish nationalist who disagreed with Dink's view on the Turkish denial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
1983 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia
Barbie was known as the “Butcher of Lyon”.
1966 Indira Gandhi becomes India's first female prime minister
She was assassinated on October 31, 1984.
1915 Georges Claude patents his neon discharge tube
Neon lighting soon became popular for outdoor advertising.
1829 Goethe's “Faust” (Part 1) is premiered
The work is considered one of the greatest works of German literature.
Births On This Day – January 19
1946 Dolly Parton
American singer-songwriter, actress
1943 Janis Joplin
1839 Paul Cézanne
1809 Edgar Allan Poe
American author, poet
1807 Robert E. Lee
Deaths On This Day – January 19
2015 Adam Yahiye Gadahn
2007 Hrant Dink
1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Indian mystic, guru, educator
1874 August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
1865 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
French politician, philosopher, economist