This Day in History :: 19 January
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19 January 1953 : Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
19 January 1952 : NFL takes control of New York Yanks
19 January 1952 : PGA approves allowing black participants
19 January 1947 : SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
19 January 1943 : Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
19 January 1942 : Japanese forces invade Burma
19 January 1942 : Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
19 January 1941 : British offensive in Eritrea
19 January 1941 : British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
19 January 1939 : Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
19 January 1938 : GM began mass production of diesel engines
19 January 1937 : Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
19 January 1937 : Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
19 January 1935 : KLM begins flight path between Curacao and Aruba
19 January 1932 : Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game









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