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.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1486King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
- 1562Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
- 1886Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
- 1911Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
- 1916A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
- 1941World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
- 1945Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
- 1955Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
- 1960Capital 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.
- 2003A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1842A. A. Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
- 1853Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African Gunmaker (d. 1900)
- 1879Tane Ikai, Japanese supercentenarian. (d. 1995)
- 1949Philippe Starck, French designer
- 1956Sharon Mitchell, American porn actress
- 1961Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1962David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
- 1971Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
- 1979Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
- 1985Minissha Lamba, Indian actress and model
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