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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1511Mirandola surrenders to the French.
- 1607San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
- 1764John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
- 1829Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
- 1839The British East India Company captures Aden.
- 1871Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris, Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
- 1893Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
- 1975An earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India
- 1977Snow 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.
- 1996The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1889Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
- 1942Thom Mayne, American Architect
- 1954Cindy Sherman, American photographer
- 1963Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
- 1971Shawn Wayans, American actor
- 1972Angham, Egyptian singer, record producer and actress
- 1973Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
- 1974Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
- 1984Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
- 1985Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
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