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Thursday January 3, 2019

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2019 was the 3rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn 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 3: This Day in History

The Perihelion, the point in the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

January 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1431
    Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
  • 1496
    Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
  • 1521
    Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
  • 1749
    Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • 1868
    Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
  • 1949
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
  • 1956
    A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1961
    Finland’s worst civilian aviation accident takes place when Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
  • 2004
    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1883
    Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1885
    Harry Elkins Widener, American book collector and victim of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1912)
  • 1886
    Josephine Hull, American actress (d. 1957)
  • 1900
    Donald J. Russell, North American railroad executive (d. 1985)
  • 1920
    Siegfried Buback, Attorney-General of Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1922
    Bill Travers, British actor and director (d. 1994)
  • 1932
    Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1954
    Ross the Boss, American guitarist
  • 1978
    Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1989
    Alex D. Linz, American actor

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