January 19: Day of the Week
January 19, 2020 was the 19th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 347 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 379Emperor Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
- 1788The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay.
- 1795The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
- 1806The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1817An army of 5,423 soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
- 1853Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma
- 1949Cuba recognizes Israel.
- 195368% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
- 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.
Who were born on January 19?
- 1905Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (d. 1991)
- 1941Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
- 1948Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
- 1961William Ragsdale, American actor
- 1962Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
- 1962Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball coach
- 1966Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player
- 1973Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
- 1975Noah Georgeson, American musician
- 1987Angus Monfries, Australian league footballer
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