On January 19, but in 1880, the Spanish Congress of Deputies votes for the abolition of slavery in Cuba.
1722.- A fire destroys the Coliseum of Mexicoconsidered the first theater venue in New Spain.
1899.- The alleged mortal remains of Christopher Columbus arrive in Sevilletransported by the steamer “Giralda”.
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1910.- A fire destroys the palace of Ciraganin Constantinople, seat of the Turkish Parliament.
1915.- The French Georges Claude patents the neon tubewhich would become popular due to its use in billboards.
1921.- Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica sign the Pact of Union of Central America in San José de Costa Ricawhich only lasted a year.
[1945-TheSovietarmyliberatesKrakowoccupied by the Germans since the invasion of Poland in September 1939.
1966.- Indira Gandhi is elected head of Government of India, replacing the recently deceased Bahadur Shastri. She is the first woman to hold this position. 1984.- The Argentine president, Raúl Alfonsín, orders the imprisonment of General Ramón Camps, as directly responsible for the “disappearance” of 5,000 people.
1985.- 41 people die in Cuba when a plane crashed in San José de las Lajas.
1992.- Zheliu Zhelev, head of state of Bulgaria since 1990, is ratified in his position at the polls and becomes the country’s first democratically elected president.
2002.- After almost 20 years of civil war in Sudan, the government and the guerrillas sign a ceasefire agreement in Switzerland for six months in the Nuba Mountains region.
2006.- 44 Slovak Peacekeepers die in Kosovo when a military plane crashed in Hungary.
– The European Parliament (EP) elects a 46-member committee tasked with investigate possible illegal activities of the CIA in Europe.
– NASA launches the probe “New Horizons” towards Pluto.
2008.- The Spanish Adolfo Nicolás is elected the new Superior of the Jesuits.
2010.- japanese airline Japan Airlines (JAL), the largest in Asia, files for bankruptcy.
2012.- the photographic company Eastman Kodak files for bankruptcy.
– The FBI closes the Megaupload download portal and its founder, Kim Dotcom, is arrested in Auckland, New Zealand.
2013.- A terrorist assault on the Algerian gas plant in In Amenas results in the death of 38 civilians (37 of them foreigners) and 29 terrorists.
2014.- Demonstrators and policemen stage clashes in kyiv next to the Ukrainian Government headquarters, after a massive demonstration in Independence Square.
2019.- The jury reviewing the sentence of the Spanish-American Pablo Ibar finds him guilty of the triple murder committed in Florida in 1994.
1798.-Auguste ComteFrench philosopher.
1809.- Edgar Allan PoeAmerican writer.
1839.-Paul CézanneFrench impressionist painter.
1919.- Joan BrossaSpanish writer and sculptor.
1920.- Javier Pérez de CuéllarPeruvian diplomat and politician, former Secretary General of the UN.
1921.- Patricia HighsmithAmerican writer.
1923.- Eugenio de Andrade (pseudonym of José Fontinhas)Portuguese poet.
1924.- Jean-Francois RevelFrench writer and journalist.
1930.- Nathalie “Tippi” Hedren, American actress.
1943.- Larry ClarkAmerican photographer and film director.
-Janis JoplinAmerican rock and blues singer.
1946.- Dolly PartonAmerican singer and actress.
1949.-Robert PalmerBritish singer.
1952.- Helen MackGuatemalan human rights promoter.
1956.-Susan SolomonAmerican atmospheric chemist.
1959.- Sofia of HabsburgArchduchess of Austria and model.
1964.- Ricardo ArjonaGuatemalan singer-songwriter.
1967.- Javier CámaraSpanish actor.
1982.- Pete ButtigiegAmerican politician.
1985.- Damien ChazelleAmerican filmmaker.
1992.-Mac MillerAmerican rapper.
1998.- Giovanna GrigioBrazilian actress, singer and presenter.
1947.- Manuel MachadoSpanish writer.
1987.- Gerald BrenanBritish writer, Hispanist.
1999.- Jacques LecoqFrench actor.
2000.- Bettino CraxiItalian politician.
-Hedy LamarrAustrian actress and inventor, precursor of Wi-Fi.
2003.-Francoise Giroud, French writer, journalist and former minister.
2006.- Tony FranciosaAmerican actor.
2007.- Denny Doherty, Canadian singer, founder of “The Mamas and the Papas”.
2016.- Ettore ScolaItalian filmmaker.
2017.- Miguel Ferrer, American actor.
2020.- Jimmy Heathknown as “Little Bird”, American jazz saxophonist.
2022.- René RobertSwiss photographer.
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