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Thursday, January 19th 2017


1937   Howard Hughes sets a new cross country air record

1953   Lucy gives birth on I Love Lucy

1955   The Scrabble board game is invented

1966   Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India.

Famous Birthdays:

1736   James Watt (Inventor)

1807   Robert E. Lee (Civil War General)

1809   Edgar Allen Poe (Author and poet)

1839   Paul Cezanne (Artist)

1943   Janis Joplin (Singer)

1946   Dolly Parton (Country Singer)

1971   Shawn Wayans (Actor)

1992   Shaun Johnson (Gold Medal Gymnast)


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