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Monday January 18, 2021

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2021 was the 18th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 1535
    Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
  • 1562
    Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
  • 1903
    President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
  • 1915
    Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
  • 1919
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
  • 1960
    Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • 1997
    In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1519
    Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
  • 1688
    Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
  • 1813
    Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
  • 1892
    Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
  • 1910
    Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
  • 1933
    Ray Dolby, American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)
  • 1964
    Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
  • 1969
    Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
  • 1976
    Subhrajit Mitra, Indian filmmaker
  • 1984
    Michael Kearney, American child prodigy

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