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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1520Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
- 1607San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
- 1795The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
- 1861American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
- 1915Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
- 1915World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
- 1949Cuba recognizes Israel.
- 1978The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
- 1999British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
- 2006The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1874Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
- 1932Russ Hamilton, British singer (d. 2008)
- 1945Trevor Williams, English Bass Guitarist
- 1946Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
- 1949Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
- 1962Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball coach
- 1964Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
- 1977Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor
- 1984Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
- 1992Logan Lerman, American actor
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