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Wednesday January 18, 2017

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2017 was the 18th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1591
    King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
  • 1701
    Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.
  • 1778
    James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the “Sandwich Islands”.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • 1977
    Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
  • 1977
    Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
  • 1997
    In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
  • 2005
    The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1856
    Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon (d. 1931)
  • 1905
    Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • 1927
    Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • 1941
    Bobby Goldsboro, American country/pop singer
  • 1947
    Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
  • 1967
    Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  • 1967
    Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)
  • 1979
    Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Kenyatta Jones, American football player
  • 1979
    Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer

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