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)
- 1885Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum.
- 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.
- 1911Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
- 1918Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers’ Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.
- 1930The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) which occurred 20 years later.
- 1945World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
- 1961John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
- 1966The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
- 1980Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
- 2028New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1925Joan Leslie, American actress
- 1932George Clements, American civil rights activist and Roman Catholic priest
- 1941Scott Glenn, American actor
- 1949Jonathan Carroll, American author
- 1958Anita Baker, American singer
- 1964Peter Braunstein, American journalist, writer, playwright, and rapist
- 1965Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
- 1981Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
- 1984Wu Qian, Chinese classical pianist
- 1986Thiago Pereira, Brazilian swimmer
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