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.
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)
- 1520Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
- 1788The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
- 1840Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
- 1853Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
- 1920The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
- 1935Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first briefs.
- 1960Japan and the United States sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty
- 1997Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
- 2006A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
- 2006The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1863Werner Sombart, German sociologist (d. 1941)
- 1905Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (d. 1991)
- 1921William ‘Billy Batts’Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
- 1925Nina Bawden, English author
- 1935Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor
- 1944Peter Lynch, American investor
- 1956Carman Licciardello, American singer
- 1966Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
- 1977Nicole, Chilean singer
- 1982Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
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