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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)

  • 366
    The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1860
    The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
  • 1900
    John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
  • 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
  • 1959
    Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 2001
    Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1642
    Mehmed IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1693)
  • 1857
    Martha Carey Thomas, American educator, suffragist, and second President of Bryn Mawr College (d. 1935)
  • 1893
    Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
  • 1942
    Ray Moore, Radio 2 DJ (d. 1989)
  • 1948
    Judith Miller, American journalist
  • 1953
    Manfred Wittke, German footballer
  • 1961
    Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
  • 1976
    Cletidus Hunt, American football player
  • 1977
    Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1991
    Steele Sidebottom, Australian Rules Footballer

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