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.
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)
- 1871Wilhelm 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.
- 1916A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
- 1919Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
- 1943Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- 1944The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
- 1960Capital 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.
- 1967Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 1993Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
- 1997In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
- 2000The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
Who were born on January 18?
- 1743Louis Claude de Saint-Martin French philosopher, known as le philosophe inconnu. (d. 1803)
- 1840Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (d. 1921)
- 1841Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (d. 1894)
- 1918Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
- 1935Albert Millaire, Quebec actor and theatre director
- 1947Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
- 1953Brett Hudson, American musician
- 1964Andrea Leand, American tennis player
- 1976Damien Leith, Irish-born Australian singer, winner of Australian Idol 2006
- 1993Morgan York, American actress
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