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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)

  • 533
    Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy
  • 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
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China
  • 1911
    A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill
  • 1942
    World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese 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
  • 1992
    Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1892
    Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
  • 1940
    S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1953
    Vincent Racaniello American virologist
  • 1955
    Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1977
    Nikos Soultanidis, Greek footballer
  • 1980
    Annie Bellemare, Canadian Figure Skater
  • 1981
    Ryan Garko, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • 1986
    Troy Andrews, American musician
  • 1987
    Syesha Mercado, American singer and actress

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