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Friday January 18, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1670
    Henry Morgan captures Panama.
  • 1916
    A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
  • 1919
    Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1960
    Capital 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.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
  • 1978
    The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
  • 1990
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
  • 1993
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1888
    Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (d. 1989)
  • 1913
    Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and musician (d. 1972)
  • 1921
    Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
  • 1944
    Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1952
    Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • 1962
    David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
  • 1974
    Michael Tunn, Australian television presenter and radio announcer
  • 1978
    Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
  • 1993
    Morgan York, American actress
  • 1994
    Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer

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