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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1562Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
- 1670Henry Morgan captures Panama.
- 1778James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the “Sandwich Islands”.
- 1915Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
- 1941World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
- 1977Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
- 1977Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
- 1993Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
- 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?
- 1641François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
- 1941Bobby Goldsboro, American country/pop singer
- 1954Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
- 1956Sharon Mitchell, American porn actress
- 1965Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
- 1971Fabian Ribauw, Nauruan politician
- 1973Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)
- 1979Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer, producer, actor and director
- 1980Robert Green, English footballer
- 1981Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
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