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)
- 1520King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
- 1535Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
- 1916A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
- 1919Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
- 1919Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
- 1976Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.
- 1977Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
- 1978The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 2002Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over.
- 2009Gaza War: Hamas announces they will accept Israeli Defense Forces’s offer of a ceasefire, ending the assault.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1795Anna Pavlovna of Russia, queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
- 1853Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African Gunmaker (d. 1900)
- 1856Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon (d. 1931)
- 1881Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1975)
- 1901Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
- 1917Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
- 1931Chun Doo-hwan, President of South Korea
- 1964Jane Horrocks, British actress
- 1972Vinod Kambli, Indian cricket player
- 1983Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
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