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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)

  • 1764
    John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1788
    The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  • 1893
    Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 1949
    Cuba recognizes Israel.
  • 1977
    Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.
  • 1986
    The first computer virus released into the wild is a boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
  • 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?

  • 1757
    Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • 1912
    Leonid Kantorovich, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1948
    Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
  • 1961
    William Ragsdale, American actor
  • 1969
    Casey Sherman, American author
  • 1969
    Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
  • 1972
    Drea de Matteo, American actress
  • 1975
    Noah Georgeson, American musician
  • 1977
    Nicole, Chilean singer
  • 1986
    Loren Galler-Rabinowitz, American ice dancer

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