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Wednesday January 18, 2017

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2017 was the 18th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1126
    Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
  • 1871
    Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles ( France ) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
  • 1884
    Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
  • 1903
    President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
  • 1919
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
  • 1967
    Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 1977
    Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
  • 1978
    The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
  • 2005
    The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
  • 2007
    The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1519
    Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
  • 1892
    Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • 1911
    José María Arguedas, Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist (d. 1969).
  • 1922
    Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  • 1933
    Ray Dolby, American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)
  • 1951
    Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1963
    Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1964
    Brady Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Seung-Hui Cho, American spree killer (d. 2007)

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