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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)

  • 1911
    A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
  • 1938
    The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1949
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
  • 1959
    Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
  • 1959
    Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
  • 1999
    Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • 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?

  • 1887
    August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1912
    Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1924
    Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Bobby Hull, Canadian hockey player
  • 1944
    Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer
  • 1972
    Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • 1975
    Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
  • 1976
    Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress
  • 1985
    Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1986
    Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer

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