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Saturday January 18, 2020

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2020 was the 18th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.

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January 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
  • 1126
    Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
  • 1788
    The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 1903
    President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
  • 1911
    Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
  • 1915
    Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1978
    The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
  • 1997
    In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
  • 2000
    The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1779
    Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (d. 1869)
  • 1782
    Daniel Webster, American statesman (d. 1852)
  • 1795
    Anna Pavlovna of Russia, queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • 1908
    Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born mathematician, poet, and physicist (d. 1974)
  • 1951
    Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1953
    Brett Hudson, American musician
  • 1973
    Anthony Koutoufides, Australian rules footballer and Gladiator
  • 1982
    Joanna Newsom, American harpist
  • 1984
    Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
  • 1988
    Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer

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