Thursday January 18, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 18: Day of the Week

January 18, 2024 was the 18th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.

January 18 Historical Event(s)

1126
Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1486
King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
1701
Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.
1871
Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles ( France ) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
1919
Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
1944
Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.
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
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
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.
2005
The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France

Who were born on January 18?

1943
Paul Freeman, British actor
1961
Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
1962
Alison Arngrim, American actress
1963
Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
1969
John Eder, American politician
1979
Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
1980
Julius Peppers, American football player
1984
Kristy Lee Cook, American singer
1986
Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
1987
Christopher Liebig, German rugby player

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