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Thursday January 19, 2023

January 19: Day of the Week

January 19, 2023 was the 19th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1607
    San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
  • 1812
    Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
  • 1829
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust Part 1 receives its premiere performance.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
  • 1871
    Franco-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.
  • 1917
    Silvertown explosion: 73 are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 1946
    General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  • 1978
    The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 19?

  • 1813
    Sir Henry Bessemer, English inventor (d. 1898)
  • 1912
    Leonid Kantorovich, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1937
    John Lions, Australian computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • 1944
    Shelley Fabares, American actress
  • 1948
    Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
  • 1972
    Princess Kalina of Bulgaria
  • 1973
    Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
  • 1974
    Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Dimosthenis Manousakis, Greek footballer
  • 1983
    Hikaru Utada, American/Japanese singer and songwriter

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