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  • neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France." class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 1915: The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.

  • President Eisenhower." class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 1953: Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

  • Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television." class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 1955: President Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television.

  • Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.

    " class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 1966:

    Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.

  • Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months." class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 1981: The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

  • Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians." class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 1997: Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.

  • President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky." class="wp-simple-rss-link">January 19, 2001: President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.

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