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Tuesday January 19, 2021

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 379
    Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
  • 1661
    Thomas Venner is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
  • 1788
    The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
  • 1893
    Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • 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?

  • 1736
    James Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1819)
  • 1757
    Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • 1918
    John H. Johnson, American publisher (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1939
    Phil Everly, American musician
  • 1940
    Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • 1943
    Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
  • 1946
    Julian Barnes, English author
  • 1947
    Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
  • 1980
    Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor

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