January 19th is officially Tin Can Day and Popcorn Day.
We’re on day nineteen of the year, and we have 346 days left of the year.
People who were born on January 19 all share the Capricorn star sign.
This day saw major advances in sports, science, transportation and technology throughout the years, and we can’t wait to share them all with you.
Did you know that on this day in 1785, Richard Crosbie became the first Irish man to fly a hot air balloon in Ireland? He was the brother of United Irishman, Sir Edward Crosbie.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 19th in history!
What Happened On January 19 In History?
Earth-like calcium-rich deposits were found on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover.
7-time winner of Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, admitted doping during all wins on Oprah Winfrey.
Production of the Pixar film Toy Story began.
The film was Pixar Animation Studios' first full-length feature film as well as the first Pixar-Disney collaboration.
Apple released the first computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) called the Lisa.
Miami, Florida, US received snow for the first and last time ever.
The temperature dipped below 30°F on this day. A temperature rarely seen by the area.
The Beatles song “Helter Skelter” was played in court as evidence for Charles Manson’s trial.
Indira Gandhi was elected as India’s 4th Prime Minister.
Popular board game Scrabble went on sale in the UK.
The word-finding board game was created 17 years prior and initially only for sale in the US.
Built by Thomas Edison, the first overhead electric lighting system began service in Roselle, New Jersey.
The system was part of an experiment to prove that an entire community could be lit up by electricity from a central generating station.
Richard Crosbie became the first Irish man to fly a hot air balloon in Ireland.
The construction for the San Agustin Church in Manila was officially completed.
It is the oldest stone church still standing in the Philippines.