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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1903President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
- 1916A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
- 1919Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
- 1943Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- 1944The 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.
- 1967Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 1969Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
- 1978The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1519Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
- 1689Montesquieu, French satirist and philosopher (d. 1755)
- 1815Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
- 1935Jon Stallworthy, English poet
- 1951Bob Latchford, English footballer
- 1962Alison Arngrim, American actress
- 1963Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
- 1966Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
- 1977Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
- 1979Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer, producer, actor and director
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