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Thursday January 19, 2017

January 19: Day of the Week

January 19, 2017 was the 19th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 379
    Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
  • 1806
    The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1920
    The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 1946
    General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 1977
    Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.
  • 1978
    The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • 1986
    The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
  • 2006
    The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1874
    Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
  • 1911
    Choor Singh, Singaporean judge (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    John Lions, Australian computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • 1946
    Julian Barnes, English author
  • 1962
    Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball coach
  • 1963
    Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
  • 1968
    Whitfield Crane, American musician (Ugly Kid Joe)
  • 1973
    Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
  • 1980
    Kotoko, Japanese singer
  • 1986
    Loren Galler-Rabinowitz, American ice dancer

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