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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.

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.

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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)

  • 1511
    Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1788
    The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 1829
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
  • 1853
    Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  • 1949
    Cuba recognizes Israel.
  • 1960
    Japan and the United States sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • 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?

  • 1921
    William ‘Billy Batts’Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • 1931
    Robert MacNeil, Canadian journalist
  • 1942
    Michael Crawford, British singer and actor
  • 1943
    Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
  • 1949
    Dennis Taylor, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1963
    Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
  • 1969
    Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
  • 1972
    Elena Kaliská, Slovak slalom canoer
  • 1973
    Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer
  • 1982
    Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress

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