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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.
  • 1511
    Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1788
    The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 1795
    The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
  • 1917
    Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
  • 2007
    Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1757
    Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • 1813
    Sir Henry Bessemer, English inventor (d. 1898)
  • 1923
    Jean Stapleton, American actress
  • 1937
    John Lions, Australian computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • 1941
    Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
  • 1957
    Ottis Anderson, former American football player
  • 1972
    Drea de Matteo, American actress
  • 1987
    Angus Monfries, Australian league footballer
  • 1987
    Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer

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