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Wednesday January 2, 2019

January 2: Day of the Week

January 2, 2019 was the 2nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1833
    Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
  • 1935
    Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
  • 1942
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring
  • 1942
    World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces
  • 1945
    World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
  • 1949
    Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1955
    Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated
  • 1974
    President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1777
    Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
  • 1833
    Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1866
    Prof. Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)
  • 1904
    Truus Klapwijk, Dutch diver and freestyle swimmer(d. 1991)
  • 1938
    Ian Brady, British serial killer
  • 1944
    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  • 1955
    Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1976
    Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
  • 1990
    Karel Abraham, Czech motorcycle racer
  • 1991
    Davide Santon, Italian footballer

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