This Day in History for January 19 – Indira Gandhi Takes Power and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1915 – The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by Frenchman George Claude (More info)
1953 – Almost 70 percent of all television sets in the US are tuned in to ‘I Love Lucy’ to watch Lucy Ricardo have baby Ricky (More info)
1988 - A statue of singer Janis Joplin was unveiled in her hometown, Port Arthur, Texas on what would have been her 45th birthday.
1966 – Indira Gandhi becomes the prime minister of India and its first female head of government (More info)
1977 – President Gerald Ford pardons Tokyo Rose (More info)
1981 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity (More info)
It's "Tin Can Day", marking the patent of the process for storing food in tin cans; it's also "Women's Healthy Weight Day", a day to honor women of all sizes, and confirm that beauty, talent, and love cannot be weighed.