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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)

  • 1556
    The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000.
  • 1656
    Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.
  • 1870
    In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre.
  • 1917
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1943
    Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
  • 1945
    World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
  • 1958
    Overthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Pérez Jiménez
  • 1961
    The Portuguese luxury cruise ship Santa Maria is hijacked by foes of the Estado Novo regime with the intention of waging war until dictator António de Oliveira Salazar was overthrown.
  • 1964
    The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
  • 1968
    North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1855
    John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
  • 1857
    Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
  • 1897
    Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor
  • 1945
    Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
  • 1962
    Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
  • 1964
    Mariska Hargitay, American actress
  • 1969
    Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
  • 1974
    Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
  • 1986
    Benjamin Griesert, German footballer

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