Today in History- 19th January

International Events: 19th January
Year Event
1806 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope from Dutch.
1941 Subhas Chandra Bose escaped from under British surveillance.
1966 Indira Gandhi becomes the first woman prime minister of India.
1981 The US and Iran signed an agreement for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for 14 months.
1986 The first IBM PC computer virus is released.
1997 Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years.