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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1749
    The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark’s oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
  • 1868
    Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
  • 1945
    World War II: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan.
  • 1949
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1961
    The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, underwent a core explosion and meltdown, killing three workers.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
  • 1994
    More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receive South African citizenship.
  • 1996
    The Motorola StarTAC, the first flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.
  • 1997
    China announces it will spend US$27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow River valleys.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 106 BC
    Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
  • 1885
    Harry Elkins Widener, American book collector and victim of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1912)
  • 1894
    ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1930
    Robert Loggia, American actor
  • 1932
    Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1964
    Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1972
    Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
  • 1973
    Dan Harmon, American writer and producer
  • 1975
    Danica McKellar, American actress
  • 1986
    Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer

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