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Daily Calendar for Thursday, January 19, 2023

Born

  • James Watt (inventor) –
  • Robert E. Lee (Confederate general) –
  • Edgar Allen Poe (author) –
  • Paul CΓ©zanne (painter) –
  • Jean Stapleton (American actress ) –
  • Patsy Rowlands (actress) –
  • Dolly Parton (singer) –
  • Paula Deen (chef) –
  • Desi Arnaz, Jr. (actor, son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) –
  • Drea de Matteo (actress) –

Died

  • Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Canadian religious sister ) –
  • Janis Joplin (singer ) –
  • William O. Douglas (Supreme Court Justice) –
  • James Dickey (writer/poet) –
  • Carl Perkins (musician) –
  • Wilson Pickett (singer) –
  • Denny Doherty (one of the founding members of the musical group The Mamas & The Papas) –
  • Suzanne Pleshette (actress) –
  • Stan The Man" Musial" (baseball player) –

Events

  • Tin can patented–
  • Explorer Charles Wilkes claimed discovery of Antarctica–
  • First Brown vs. Harvard ice hockey game took place–
  • Law raised salary of U.S. president to $100,000–
  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized first space satellite communications link between the United States and Europe on an experimental basis.–
  • The last old-style, German-made Volkswagen Beetle left the plant in Emden, Germany–
  • Astronaut Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to be selected for a space mission–

Weather

  • Twenty-four degrees below zero F in Hartford, Connecticut–
  • Temperature dropped 50 degrees in Portsmouth, New Hampshire–
  • The temperature rose 43 degrees in 15 minutes at Fort Assiniboine, near Havre, Montana.–
  • Lake Erie froze from bank to bank for the first time in modern history–
  • Snow fell in Miami, Florida–
  • A record-low barometer reading of 29.25 inches occurred due to a West Coast storm–
  • Temperature dipped to -36 degrees F, New Whiteland, Indiana–

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