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Saturday January 19, 2019

January 19: Day of the Week

January 19, 2019 was the 19th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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 19 Historical Event(s)

  • 1764
    John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1840
    Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1883
    The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1893
    Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
  • 1899
    Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1915
    Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
  • 1937
    Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
  • 1986
    The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
  • 2007
    Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper’s office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1736
    James Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1819)
  • 1839
    Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
  • 1930
    Tippi Hedren, American actress
  • 1943
    Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • 1946
    Julian Barnes, English author
  • 1948
    Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
  • 1954
    Cindy Sherman, American photographer
  • 1956
    Carman Licciardello, American singer
  • 1970
    Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1977
    Nicole, Chilean singer

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