Immediately is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2021. There are 346 days left within the yr.
Immediately’s Spotlight in Historical past:
On Jan. 19, 1981, the US and Iran signed an accord paving the best way for the discharge of 52 People held hostage for greater than 14 months.
In 1809, creator, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston.
In 1861, Georgia turned the fifth state to secede from the Union.
In 1915, Germany carried out its first air raid on Britain throughout World Conflict I as a pair of Zeppelins dropped bombs onto Nice Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in England.
In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air file by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
In 1942, throughout World Conflict II, Japanese forces captured the British protectorate of North Borneo. A German submarine sank the Canadian liner RMS Girl Hawkins off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, killing 251 individuals; 71 survived.
In 1944, the federal authorities relinquished management of the nation’s railroads to their house owners following settlement of a wage dispute.
In 1955, a presidential information convention was filmed for tv and newsreels for the primary time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In 1980, retired Supreme Court docket Justice William O. Douglas died in Washington, D.C., at age 81.
In 1987, Man Hunt turned Alabama’s first Republican governor since 1874 as he was sworn into workplace, succeeding George C. Wallace.
In 2005, the American Most cancers Society reported that most cancers had handed coronary heart illness as the highest killer of People age 85 and youthful.
In 2006, Osama bin Laden, in an audiotape that was his first in additional than a yr, stated al-Qaida was making ready for assaults in the US; on the similar time, he provided a “long-term truce” with out specifying the situations. Vice President Dick Cheney defended the administration’s home surveillance program, calling it an important software in monitoring al-Qaida and different terrorist organizations.
In 2009, Russia and Ukraine signed a deal restoring pure fuel shipments to Ukraine and paving the best way for an finish to the almost two-week cutoff of most Russian fuel to a freezing Europe.
Ten years in the past: Chinese language President Hu Jintao, visiting the White Home, declared “loads nonetheless must be achieved” to enhance his nation’s file on human rights; the alternate with President Barack Obama over human rights was balanced by U.S. delight over newly introduced Chinese language enterprise offers anticipated to generate about $45 billion in new export gross sales for the U.S.
5 years in the past: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump acquired the endorsement of conservative firebrand Sarah Palin, giving the businessman a possible enhance lower than two weeks earlier than Iowa’s kick-off caucuses. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, in his State of the State handle, once more pledged to repair the disaster over Flint’s lead-contaminated water. Italian film director Ettore Scola, 84, died in Rome.
One yr in the past: Well being officers in central China reported that 17 extra individuals had been identified with the brand new coronavirus, which had killed two sufferers and positioned different international locations on alert. The South Korean movie “Parasite” turned the primary overseas language movie to take high honors from the Display Actors Guild, en path to an Academy Award as greatest image. The San Francisco 49ers rolled previous the Inexperienced Bay Packers, 37-20, to advance to the franchise’s seventh Tremendous Bowl; the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs reached their first Tremendous Bowl in a half century by beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 for the AFC championship.
Immediately’s Birthdays: Actor Tippi Hedren is 91. Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 90. Film director Richard Lester is 89. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 79. Actor Shelley Fabares (fab-RAY’) is 77. Nation singer Dolly Parton is 75. Former ABC newswoman Ann Compton is 74. TV chef Paula Deen is 74. Rock singer Martha Davis is 70. Singer Dewey Bunnell (America) is 69. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 68. Actor Katey Sagal is 67. Comic Paul Rodriguez is 66. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle is 66. Reggae musician Mickey Advantage (previously with UB40) is 64. Rock musician Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) is 63. Actor Paul McCrane is 60. Actor William Ragsdale is 60. Basketball coach and commentator Jeff Van Gundy is 59. Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Famer Stefan Edberg is 55. Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Child Joe) is 53. Singer Trey Lorenz is 52. Actor Shawn Wayans is 50. Rock singer-musician John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) is 50. Actor Drea (DRAY-uh’) de Matteo is 49. Comic-impressionist Frank Caliendo is 47. Actor Drew Powell is 45. Actor Marsha Thomason is 45. Actor Bitsie Tulloch is 40. Actor Jodie Sweetin is 39. Film director Damien Chazelle is 36. Actor Shaunette Renee Wilson is 31. Actor Briana Henry is 29. Actor Logan Lerman is 29. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is 29. Rapper Taylor Bennett is 25. Actor Lidya Jewett is 14.