January 19: Day of the Week
January 19, 2021 was the 19th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1839The British East India Company captures Aden.
- 1862American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
- 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.
- 1915World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
- 1920The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Out more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation.
- 1969Student 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.
- 1975An earthquake strikes Himachal Pradesh, India
- 1999British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
- 2006A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1848Matthew Webb, English swimmer/diver (d. 1883)
- 1940Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
- 1944Shelley Fabares, American actress
- 1945Trevor Williams, English Bass Guitarist
- 1947Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
- 1947Rod Evans, British musician (Deep Purple)
- 1948Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
- 1953Linda Hayden, English actress
- 1955Paul Rodriguez, Mexican/American actor and comedian
- 1962Chris Sabo, American baseball player
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