19 January History: India and World History of Major Events

January 19 is a day etched in the annals of history, marked by a tapestry of significant events that have both shaped nations and influenced global narratives. This article delves into the tapestry of occurrences, exploring the historical threads that bind India and the world on this noteworthy date. Historically, January 19 has been a canvas upon which pivotal events have unfolded, leaving an indelible mark on the course of history. The date holds an intriguing significance, drawing attention to the convergence of events that have echoed across generations.

January 19 is the 19th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. There are still 346 days left in the year (347 in leap years).

Major Events of January 19

1949-Cuba recognized Israel.
1966 – Indira Gandhi was elected the third Prime Minister of India.
1975 – Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh
1981 – Iran signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States in which Iran agreed to release 52 Americans after 14 months.
1997 – Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, visits Hebron after thirty years where he celebrates the end of Israeli forces’ withdrawal from the West Bank.
2008 – Public sector petroleum company Indian Oil Corporation signed an agreement with Transparency International India.
2009 – Ending political uncertainty in Jharkhand, the Union Cabinet decided to impose President’s rule. Suryashekhar Ganguly won the Parshvanath Chess title.

60 people died in violence between two communities in the Nigerian city of Jos.

In Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, Taliban carried out suicide attacks on Rashtrapati Bhavan and other important buildings. Nine people, including four attackers, were killed in an encounter with security forces.

In the Latin American country Chile, the dominance of the centrist leftist regime ended after the last two decades and right-wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera, a supporter of former dictator General Augusto Pinochet, was elected the new President by securing 52% of the votes.

Director James Cameron’s film Avatar won the awards for ‘Best Drama’ and ‘Best Direction’ at Hollywood’s Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa opposed Bt brinjal. These three states account for 60 percent of the country’s total brinjal production. In this, West Bengal holds 30 percent stake, Orissa 20 percent and Bihar 11 percent.

China, which is busy completing its ambitious Compass program to establish a widespread presence in space, also successfully launched the third satellite of the series of 35 satellites.

World History and Events of January 19

1955: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower holds the first-ever televised presidential press conference, marking a new era in public engagement with the American leader.

1969: Jan Palach, a Czech student, dies three days after setting himself on fire in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. His act became a powerful symbol of resistance against totalitarianism.

2009: Barack Obama delivers the first-ever presidential inauguration speech on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, symbolizing a historic moment for the nation’s first African-American president.


1736 – James Watt, English explorer (died 1819)
1922 – Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)
1935 – Soumitra Chatterjee – Bengali film actor


Maharana Pratap of Mewar, the brave son of India, died on this day, 19 January 1597.
1905 – Devendra Nath Tagore (Thakur) Indian thinker
1989 – Osho Indian thinker and religious leader
1995 – Upendranath Ashk Hindi litterateur
2010 – K.S. Ashwath, famous actor of Kannada films
Death – On January 19, 1597, Maharana Pratap, the brave son of India, the great leader, who sacrificed everything for his self-respect and pride, died a heroic death. His death anniversary is on 19th January. We pay our respects to such a son.

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Why is January 19 significant in history?

January 19 has witnessed pivotal events that shaped the trajectory of nations and cultures, earning it a place of historical significance.

Are the events on January 19 exclusive to India or global in nature?

There is a mix of events, some unique to India, while others have had a global impact, showcasing the interconnectedness of historical occurrences.

How do these historical events impact contemporary society?

The events of January 19 continue to influence societal norms, cultural practices, and global narratives, showcasing their enduring relevance.

Where can one find more detailed information about these historical events?

Extensive resources, historical records, and academic sources offer in-depth insights into the events that transpired on January 19.