January 19

This Day in History

1966

Indira Gandhi leads India

On January 19, 1966, Indira Gandhi becomes prime minister of India. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, who led India from independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. In 1967, Indira won a … (more...)

1887

Adelaide & Melbourne connected by rail for the first time

The Intercolonial Express was the first rail service that linked Adelaide with Melbourne, with the facility also remembered for pioneering inter-capital rail transportation in Australia. Originally, … (more...)