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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.

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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.
  • 1817
    An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1915
    Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 1983
    Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983
    The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
  • 1997
    Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1544
    King Francis II of France (d. 1560)
  • 1739
    Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • 1917
    John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    John H. Johnson, American publisher (d. 2005)
  • 1934
    Lloyd Robertson, Canadian journalist
  • 1964
    Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
  • 1970
    Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1972
    Elena Kaliská, Slovak slalom canoer
  • 1972
    Troy Wilson, Australian racing driver and AFL player
  • 1977
    Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor

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