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Tuesday January 22, 2019

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2019 was the 22nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1521
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 1889
    Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1927
    First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
  • 1947
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1957
    Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1831
    Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1917)
  • 1840
    Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1849
    August Strindberg, Swedish writer (d. 1912)
  • 1858
    Beatrice Webb, English economist (d. 1943)
  • 1913
    Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
  • 1940
    George Seifert, American football coach
  • 1956
    John Wesley Shipp, American actor
  • 1975
    James Murray English actor
  • 1980
    Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese writer

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