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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1562
    Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
  • 1788
    The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 1911
    Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
  • 1944
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1955
    Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
  • 1958
    Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
  • 1978
    The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
  • 1994
    The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • 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?

  • 1913
    Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and musician (d. 1972)
  • 1917
    Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1921
    Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
  • 1925
    Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (d. 1995)
  • 1955
    Fergus Martin, Irish artist
  • 1963
    Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
  • 1965
    Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  • 1971
    Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
  • 1979
    Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer

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