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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1788Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
- 1871Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
- 1900John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
- 1920The second Palmer Raid takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities.
- 1945World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
- 1955Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated
- 1959Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
- 1992Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.
- 1999A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported
- 2004Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.
Who were born on January 2?
- 1727James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759)
- 1777Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
- 1836Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
- 1870Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (d. 1938)
- 1938Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
- 1940S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
- 1944Péter Eötvös, Hungarian composer and conductor
- 1977Stefan Koubek, Austrian tennis player
- 1987Shelley Hennig, American actress
- 2001Christopher Barrios Jr., American murder victim (d. 2007)
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