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.
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)
- 1911A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
- 1938The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1949The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
- 1959Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
- 1959Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
- 1961Finland’s worst civilian aviation accident takes place when Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
- 1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
- 1993In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
- 1999Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
- 2004Flash 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?
- 1887August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
- 1912Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
- 1924Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
- 1939Bobby Hull, Canadian hockey player
- 1944Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer
- 1972Nichole Nordeman, American singer
- 1975Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
- 1976Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress
- 1985Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player
- 1986Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
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