On This Day Trivia Quiz – 19 January

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 19 January.

1. Which American writer, poet and critic, born on 19 January 1809 is credited with being the inventor of the detective fiction genre?  He wrote the short stories Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) and The Pit and Pendulum (1842).

2. Together with his nephew Thomas Kensett, who patented food storage in tin cans on
19 January 1825

3. Which play by Henrik Ibsen premiered in Berlin on 19 January 1893?

4. Which ‘new’ bicycle race was announced on 19 January 1903?

5. Who set the transcontinental air record (7h 28m 25s) on 19 January 1937?

6.Which motor car company began mass production of diesel engines on
19 January 1938?

7. Which country music singer was born in Sevierville, Tennessee on
19 January 1946?

8. Which board game debuted on 19 January 1955?

9. Who was elected India’s 4th Prime Minister on 19 January 1966?

10. Which Sydney radio station  began broadcasting on 19 January 1975?



Note: This trivia quiz is a work in progress.  Whenever we find clues that are applicable to this date, we will add them.  Please send suggestions and corrections to cluedetective@zoho.com 

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