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Sunday January 19, 2020

January 19: Day of the Week

January 19, 2020 was the 19th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1661
    Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
  • 1764
    John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1817
    An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
  • 1829
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
  • 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  • 1899
    Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1946
    General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 1981
    Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • 1993
    Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
  • 1996
    The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1839
    Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
  • 1879
    Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1935
    Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor
  • 1945
    Trevor Williams, English Bass Guitarist
  • 1954
    Cindy Sherman, American photographer
  • 1963
    Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
  • 1976
    Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
  • 1985
    Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
  • 1992
    Shawn Johnson, American gymnast

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