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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1496
    Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
  • 1521
    Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
  • 1777
    American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
  • 1848
    Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Liberia.
  • 1870
    The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
  • 1944
    World War II: Top Ace Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1956
    A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1990
    Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1710
    Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • 1911
    John Sturges, American director (d. 1982)
  • 1930
    Robert Loggia, American actor
  • 1939
    Gene Summers, American musician
  • 1952
    Gianfranco Fini, Italian politician
  • 1954
    Ross the Boss, American guitarist
  • 1972
    Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
  • 1976
    Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor
  • 1977
    A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Anya Rozova, Russian/American fashion model

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