Monday, January 19, 2015

19th January dates

19th January in History:
1839 – The British East India Company captures Aden.
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1975 – An earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India
1983 – The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.

Birthdays today:
1936 – Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)


Festivals and celebrations:
Earliest day on which Husband's Day or Bóndadagur can fall, while January 25 is the latest; celebrated on Friday between 19 and 25 January (Iceland)
Feast of Sultán (Sovereignty), first day of the 17th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith)
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