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Friday January 18, 2019

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2019 was the 18th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 474
    Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
  • 1520
    King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
  • 1670
    Henry Morgan captures Panama.
  • 1866
    Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • 1967
    Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 1969
    Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
  • 1978
    The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
  • 1994
    The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 885
    Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
  • 1849
    Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1935
    Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
  • 1944
    Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1947
    Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player
  • 1955
    Kevin Costner, American actor
  • 1977
    Richard Wall, Irish actor
  • 1978
    Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Kristy Lee Cook, American singer
  • 1984
    Michael Kearney, American child prodigy

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