January 26: Day of the Week
January 26, 2019 was the 26th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1700The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
- 1808Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
- 1949The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
- 1962Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
- 1965Hindi becomes the official language of India.
- 1966The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
- 1992Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
- 2001An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
- 2009Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.
- 2028New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1763Charles XIV John of Sweden, Napoleonic general (d. 1844)
- 1887Marc Mitscher, American admiral (d. 1947)
- 1904Seán MacBride, Irish statesman, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
- 1922Seán Flanagan, Irish Gaelic footballer and politician (d. 1993)
- 1924Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
- 1950Janet Lupo, American model
- 1978Kelly Stables, American actress
- 1980Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
- 1983Su Hwan Lee, South Korean footballer
- 1989Marshon Brooks, American basketball player
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