January 18: Day of the Week
January 18, 2023 was the 18th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
January 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1486King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
- 1884Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1943Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- 1945Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
- 1955Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
- 1977Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
- 1978The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 1993Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1779Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (d. 1869)
- 1917Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
- 1963Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
- 1969Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
- 1973Anthony Koutoufides, Australian rules footballer and Gladiator
- 1974Maulik Pancholy, American actor
- 1974Princess Claire of Belgium
- 1980Jason Segel, American actor
- 1982Joanna Newsom, American harpist
- 1984Seung-Hui Cho, American spree killer (d. 2007)
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