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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1126Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
- 1788The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.
- 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.
- 1919Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
- 1958Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
- 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.
- 1976Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.
- 1983The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals to his family.
- 1990Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1519Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
- 1914Arno Schmidt, German author (d. 1979)
- 1914Vitomil Zupan, Slovenian writer (d. 1987)
- 1925Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (d. 1995)
- 1962David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
- 1965Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
- 1979Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
- 1980Julius Peppers, American football player
- 1986Marya Roxx, Estonian singer
- 1988Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer
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