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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.

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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)

  • 1419
    Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy.
  • 1788
    The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 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.
  • 1883
    The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  • 1953
    68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
  • 1969
    Student 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.
  • 1978
    The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • 1983
    The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1808
    Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
  • 1932
    Russ Hamilton, British singer (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    Giovanna Marini, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1957
    Ottis Anderson, former American football player
  • 1969
    Edwidge Danticat, Haitian/American author
  • 1972
    Elena Kaliská, Slovak slalom canoer
  • 1977
    Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1984
    Jimmy Kebe, Malian footballer
  • 1992
    Mac Miller, American rapper
  • 1993
    Gus Lewis, English actor

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