Today in History -19 January

Important Events

379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire
1812 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo
1883 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister
2013 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover

Jan 19 in Film & TV

1955 “The Millionaire” TV program premieres on CBS

Jan 19 in Music

1853 Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres in Rome

Jan 19 in Sport

2013 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories