January 18: Day of the Week
January 18, 2018 was the 18th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 532Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
- 1520King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
- 1670Henry Morgan captures Panama.
- 1866Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
- 1871Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles ( France ) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
- 1913A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos during the First Balkan War, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.
- 1919Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
- 1941World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
- 1990Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
- 2003A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1672Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
- 1848Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
- 1896C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
- 1915Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
- 1940Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
- 1941Bobby Goldsboro, American country/pop singer
- 1941Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
- 1946Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
- 1974Maulik Pancholy, American actor
- 1978Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
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