January 19: Day of the Week
January 19, 2018 was the 19th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1520Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
- 1661Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
- 1840Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
- 1861American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
- 1899Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
- 1935Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first briefs.
- 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.
- 1978The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
- 2006A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1848John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
- 1863Werner Sombart, German sociologist (d. 1941)
- 1878Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
- 1946Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
- 1969Luc Longley, Australian basketball player
- 1972Jon Fisher, American entrepreneur
- 1979Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
- 1980Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
- 1985Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
- 1986Loren Galler-Rabinowitz, American ice dancer
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