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Saturday January 26, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1736
    Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
  • 1911
    Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
  • 1920
    Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  • 1924
    Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
  • 1934
    German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
  • 1942
    World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
  • 1965
    Hindi becomes the official language of India.
  • 1992
    Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
  • 2028
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1908
    Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1945
    Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
  • 1946
    Gene Siskel, American film critic (d. 1999)
  • 1947
    Patrick Dewaere, French actor (d. 1982)
  • 1958
    Anita Baker, American singer
  • 1958
    Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
  • 1960
    Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
  • 1978
    Kelly Stables, American actress
  • 1993
    Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player

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