On January 19, 1915, two German zeppelins drop bombs on Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn on the eastern coast of England. Germany deployed three zeppelins for the two-day bombing mission against Britain, but one turned back with mechanical problems. The attack causes the first civilian casualties ever inflicted by aerial attack. On January 19, 1883, the city of Roselle, New Jersey becomes the first city in the world to be lit up by electricity. Powered by the newly-formed Edison Illuminating Company (later to become General Electric), the initial power-up of Roselle includes 150 street lights, along with power to 40 homes, a store and the central railway depot. Power comes from a single steam-operated generator. Famous birthdays of January 19 include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert E. Lee and Dolly Parton, but they share their birthday with television's first sitcom birth. On January 19, 1953, 44 million viewers (72 percent of households watching TV that night) are watching as Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) gives birth to Little Ricky on I Love Lucy. The fictional birth comes just 12 hours after Ball actually gives birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr. The audience is the largest in TV history to that date; the record will stand until Elvis Presley's debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in September of 1956.