January 19

January 19

International Observation Days
Vodici or Baptism of Jesus (Republic of Macedonia)

Events
1795 – The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
1806 – The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1899 – Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
1915 – Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
1949 – Cuba recognizes Israel.
1993 – Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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