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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 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.

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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.
  • 1570
    James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.
  • 1900
    The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
  • 1907
    Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
  • 1912
    The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
  • 1928
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1941
    Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
  • 1967
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Ivory Coast are established.
  • 1997
    Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
  • 2009
    Dendermonde nursery attack in Dendermonde, Belgium.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1745
    William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
  • 1897
    Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter (d. 1945)
  • 1907
    Dan Duryea, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1946
    Arnoldo Alemán, ex-president of Nicaragua
  • 1948
    Anita Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters)
  • 1969
    Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • 1975
    Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter
  • 1976
    Tony Lucca, actor, singer and musician
  • 1988
    Alan Power, Irish footballer
  • 1989
    April Pearson, British actress

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