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.
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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)
- 474Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
- 1520King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
- 1670Henry Morgan captures Panama.
- 1866Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
- 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.
- 1943Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- 1967Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 1969Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
- 1978The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
- 1994The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
Who were born on January 18?
- 885Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
- 1849Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
- 1935Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
- 1944Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
- 1947Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player
- 1955Kevin Costner, American actor
- 1977Richard Wall, Irish actor
- 1978Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
- 1984Kristy Lee Cook, American singer
- 1984Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
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