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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)

  • 1496
    Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
  • 1749
    Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • 1749
    The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark’s oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
  • 1911
    A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
  • 1933
    Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • 1944
    World War II: Top Ace Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 1946
    Popular Canadian-American jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1977
    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • 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?

  • 1803
    Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright (d. 1857)
  • 1861
    William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1915
    Jack Levine, American painter (d. 2010)
  • 1917
    Albert Mol, Dutch author, actor and TV personality (d. 2002)
  • 1924
    Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1934
    Carla Hills, American jurist, civil servant, and 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1945
    Stephen Stills, American musician
  • 1958
    Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1965
    Steven A. LaChance, American Author
  • 1984
    Billy Mehmet, Irish footballer

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