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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.
  • 1749
    Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • 1815
    Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
  • 1823
    Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
  • 1911
    A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
  • 1919
    At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal of Iraq signs an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1959
    Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
  • 1977
    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • 1999
    The Mars Polar Lander is launched.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1855
    Hubert Bland, British socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1883
    Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1912
    Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1956
    Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor and director
  • 1958
    James J. Greco, American businessman
  • 1978
    Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player
  • 1978
    Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1978
    Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model
  • 1978
    Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1980
    David Tyree, American football player

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