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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)

  • 1419
    Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
  • 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  • 1883
    The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1893
    Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
  • 1915
    World 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.
  • 1937
    Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
  • 1953
    68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1808
    Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
  • 1921
    Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1937
    Giovanna Marini, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1941
    Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
  • 1947
    Ann Compton, American news reporter
  • 1954
    Cindy Sherman, American photographer
  • 1957
    Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1980
    Kotoko, Japanese singer
  • 1984
    Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

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