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Wednesday January 23, 2019

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2019 was the 23rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1368
    In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
  • 1546
    Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • 1556
    The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
  • 1719
    The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1870
    In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre.
  • 1920
    The Netherlands refuses to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.
  • 1941
    Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
  • 1943
    World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.
  • 1974
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 2002
    “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in FBI custody.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1828
    Saigō Takamori, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • 1899
    Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1910
    Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (d. 1953)
  • 1919
    Bob Paisley, English football player and manager. (d. 1996)
  • 1924
    Bal Thackeray, founder and president of Indian political party Shiv Sena
  • 1935
    Bob Moses, American civil rights activist
  • 1943
    Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
  • 1972
    Lisa Snowdon, British model and TV presenter
  • 1974
    Richard T. Slone, British artist
  • 1975
    Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter

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