Today in History- 19th January

International Events:

1806                 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope from Dutch.

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.
Indian Events:

1941                 Subhas Chandra Bose escaped from under British surveillance

1966                 Indira Gandhi becomes the first woman prime minister of India.

1736                 James Watt, steam engine inventor.