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.
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)
- 350Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.
- 1126Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
- 1486King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
- 1916A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
- 1919Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
- 1944Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.
- 1945Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
- 1955Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
- 1976Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.
- 2003A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1877Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
- 1892Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
- 1901Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
- 1904Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
- 1910Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
- 1935Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
- 1938Anthony Giddens, British sociologist
- 1965Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
- 1979Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
- 1993Morgan York, American actress
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