Historical Events for 19th January 2024

1885 – Battle of Abu Kru (Battle of Gubat), Sudan: British Desert Column defeat Mahdist forces: 121 British and untold Mahdists killed
1903 – French newspaper L’Auto announces new 5-stage, long distance bicycle race, “Tour de France”
1918 – Soviets disallow a Constitution Assembly
1950 – Maiden flight by Canada’s Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1971 – “No, No Nanette” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
1991 – Iraq files SCUD missiles at Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel during the Gulf War
1992 – Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $23.5 million
1994 – -36°F (-38°C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
2003 – NFC Championship, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10
2023 – Cyclone Cheneso makes landfall in northern Madagascar, killing at least 25 people and leaving about 40,000 homeless

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