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Saturday January 18, 2020

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2020 was the 18th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1778
    James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the “Sandwich Islands”.
  • 1866
    Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
  • 1958
    Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
  • 1969
    Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
  • 1974
    A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
  • 1990
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
  • 1994
    The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
  • 1997
    In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
  • 2003
    A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
  • 2005
    The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France

Who were born on January 18?

  • 885
    Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
  • 1840
    Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (d. 1921)
  • 1849
    Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1947
    Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
  • 1974
    Michael Tunn, Australian television presenter and radio announcer
  • 1976
    Subhrajit Mitra, Indian filmmaker
  • 1979
    Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer, producer, actor and director
  • 1979
    Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
  • 1984
    Seung-Hui Cho, American spree killer (d. 2007)

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