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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1419Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
- 1788The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
- 1817An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
- 1883The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
- 195368% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
- 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.
- 1978The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
- 1983The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
- 1996The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
- 2007Turkish 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?
- 1808Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
- 1932Russ Hamilton, British singer (d. 2008)
- 1937Giovanna Marini, Italian singer-songwriter
- 1957Ottis Anderson, former American football player
- 1969Edwidge Danticat, Haitian/American author
- 1972Elena Kaliská, Slovak slalom canoer
- 1977Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
- 1984Jimmy Kebe, Malian footballer
- 1992Mac Miller, American rapper
- 1993Gus Lewis, English actor
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