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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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January 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1126Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
- 1486King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
- 1535Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
- 1670Henry Morgan captures Panama.
- 1919Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
- 1943Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- 1958Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
- 1960Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
- 1978The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 1997Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1543(baptised) Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder, Italian composer (d. 1588)
- 1641François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
- 1795Anna Pavlovna of Russia, queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
- 1842A. A. Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
- 1913Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
- 1927Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
- 1934Raymond Briggs, English writer and illustrator
- 1938Anthony Giddens, British sociologist
- 1962David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
- 1977Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
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