January 19, 1839
Paul Cezanne is born. Cesanne was a French post-impressionist painter. His works were in between impressionism and the 20th c cubism.Perhaps his most recognizable paintings are The Bathers and Fastnacht.
January 19, 1915
Georges Claude presents the neon discharge tube. Its first use was in advertising.
January 19, 1943
Janis Lyn Joplin is born. An American singer of blues , rock and psychedelic music. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her no 28 at its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of all time. Joplin died aged 27.
January 19, 1977
Miami, Florida is always sunny. Not in January 19th, when snow fell for the first and -I think – the only time.