The Daily News | January 19

Beatles joined Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1988
John Mitchell freed from jail, 1979
Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” premiered in Rome, 1853
First neon-tube sign patented, 1915
First transatlantic radio broadcast (Cape Cod), 1903
Georgia seceded from the Union, 1861
Iva Toguri D’Aquino (“Tokyo Rose”) pardoned, 1977
Thomas Hart Benton, US painter, died, 1975
William Orville Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice, died, 1980
Last German Volkswagen Beetle produced, 1978
International Tribunal for Far East war criminals appointed, 1946
China published a new state constitution, 1975
Spanish Nationalist Air Force bombed Barcelona and Valencia (700 killed), 1938
Antarctica first sighted (Charles Wilkes), 1840