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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1531Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake--thousands die.
- 1863American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
- 1885Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum.
- 1905The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3106.75 carat, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
- 1907The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use.
- 1914New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1952Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo’s central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
- 1958Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsizes off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
- 1962Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
- 2001An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1832George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
- 1891August Froehlich, German Roman Catholic priest, member of the resistance against Nazism and martyr (d.1942)
- 1900Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
- 1920Hans Holzer, American paranormal researcher (d. 2009)
- 1928Roger Vadim, French film director and actor (d. 2000)
- 1937Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leone political leader (d. 2003)
- 1949Jonathan Carroll, American author
- 1953Alik L. Alik, vice-president of the Federate States of Micronesie
- 1968Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
- 1993Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player
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