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Monday January 21, 2019

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2019 was the 21st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius 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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1525
    The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
  • 1789
    The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1793
    After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
  • 1931
    Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1971
    The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
  • 1976
    Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.
  • 1981
    Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
  • 2005
    In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government’s new taxes erupts into riots.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1825
    Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • 1887
    Maude Farris-Luse, American supercentenarian who was the oldest living person at the age of 115. (d. 2002)
  • 1952
    Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • 1956
    Robby Benson, American actor
  • 1962
    Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • 1966
    Candi Milo, American voice actress
  • 1968
    Charlotte Ross, American actress
  • 1981
    Izabella Miko, Polish actress and model
  • 1982
    Dean Whitehead, English footballer
  • 1984
    Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host

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