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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 350
    Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.
  • 1126
    Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
  • 1486
    King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
  • 1916
    A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
  • 1919
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
  • 1944
    Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1955
    Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
  • 1976
    Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.
  • 2003
    A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1877
    Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1892
    Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • 1901
    Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • 1904
    Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
  • 1910
    Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
  • 1935
    Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Anthony Giddens, British sociologist
  • 1965
    Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  • 1979
    Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  • 1993
    Morgan York, American actress

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