January 19: Day of the Week
January 19, 2021 was the 19th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1607San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
- 1788The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
- 1806The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1829Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
- 1840Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
- 1915World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
- 1935Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first briefs.
- 1937Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
- 1969Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
- 1999British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1892Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician (d. 1964)
- 1940Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
- 1943Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
- 1969Luc Longley, Australian basketball player
- 1971John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
- 1974Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
- 1975Noah Georgeson, American musician
- 1976Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
- 1979Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
- 1980Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
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