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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 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.

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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.

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January 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1126
    Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
  • 1486
    King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
  • 1535
    Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
  • 1670
    Henry Morgan captures Panama.
  • 1919
    Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
  • 1943
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • 1958
    Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
  • 1960
    Capital 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.
  • 1978
    The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
  • 1997
    Boerge 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)
  • 1641
    François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
  • 1795
    Anna Pavlovna of Russia, queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • 1842
    A. A. Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  • 1913
    Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1927
    Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • 1934
    Raymond Briggs, English writer and illustrator
  • 1938
    Anthony Giddens, British sociologist
  • 1962
    David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
  • 1977
    Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player

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