Sellwood — Portland’s 87-year-old Sellwood bridge is being moved just downstream to a new location, where work on the bridge will continue until 2015.
File sharing — Mega, a new file-sharing service from Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, launches. The U.S. Justice Department shut down Dotcom’s previous file-sharing site, Megaupload, one year ago.
Highlight: In 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy" in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr.)
In 1807, Confederate general Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Va.
In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome.
In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union.
In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
In 1942, during World War II, Japan invaded Burma (Myanmar).
In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America was signed by both countries in Washington, D.C.
In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell’s past racial views.
In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
In 1992, German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.
Ten years ago: President Fidel Castro and millions of other Cubans voted in parliamentary elections where all 609 candidates ran uncontested. At the Golden Globe Awards, “Chicago" won best musical-comedy and “The Hours" claimed best drama.
Five years ago: Republican John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary; Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in the Nevada caucuses. A soldier was killed south of Baghdad in a roadside bomb attack; his was the first American death to occur on a newly introduced, heavily armored vehicle known as MRAP.
One year ago: Six U.S. Marines were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Texas Gov. Rick Perry abruptly quit the Republican presidential race. One of the world’s most popular file-sharing sites, Megaupload, was shut down as its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content.
It’s Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2013. There are 346 days left in the year.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar is 93. Actress Jean Stapleton is 90. Singer Phil Everly is 74. Country singer Dolly Parton is 67. TV chef Paula Deen is 66. International Tennis Hall of Famer Stefan Edberg is 47. Actor Shawn Wayans is 42. Comedian-impressionist Frank Caliendo is 39. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is 21.
— From wire reports