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.
January 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1866Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
- 1896The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
- 1916A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
- 1919World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
- 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.
- 1967Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 1977Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
- 1978The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 2005The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
- 2009Gaza War: Hamas announces they will accept Israeli Defense Forces’s offer of a ceasefire, ending the assault.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1543(baptised) Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder, Italian composer (d. 1588)
- 1904Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
- 1910Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
- 1937John Hume, Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998
- 1945José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
- 1955Fergus Martin, Irish artist
- 1965Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
- 1979Kenyatta Jones, American football player
- 1982Quinn Allman, American Guitarist, The Used
- 1994Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer
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