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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.

January 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1866
    Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
  • 1896
    The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
  • 1916
    A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
  • 1919
    World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 1977
    Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
  • 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
  • 2009
    Gaza 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)
  • 1904
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
  • 1910
    Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
  • 1937
    John Hume, Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998
  • 1945
    José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • 1955
    Fergus Martin, Irish artist
  • 1965
    Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  • 1979
    Kenyatta Jones, American football player
  • 1982
    Quinn Allman, American Guitarist, The Used
  • 1994
    Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer

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