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.
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January 19 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- 1806The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1861American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
- 1920The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
- 1935Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first briefs.
- 1937Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
- 1960Japan and the United States sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty
- 1975An earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India
- 1983The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1544King Francis II of France (d. 1560)
- 1905Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (d. 1991)
- 1911Choor Singh, Singaporean judge (d. 2009)
- 1942Michael Crawford, British singer and actor
- 1956Carman Licciardello, American singer
- 1972Drea de Matteo, American actress
- 1974Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
- 1977Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor
- 1982Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
- 1992Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
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