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Friday January 4, 2019

January 4: Day of the Week

January 4, 2019 was the 4th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1865
    The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
  • 1884
    The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • 1885
    The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
  • 1912
    The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
  • 1959
    Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • 1972
    Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1989
    Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 “Floggers” are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
  • 1998
    Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • 2006
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • 2010
    The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1848
    Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1940
    Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941
    John Bennett Perry, American actor
  • 1951
    Bob Black, American author, anarchist
  • 1953
    Dirk Heun, German footballer
  • 1954
    Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1957
    Patty Loveless, American singer
  • 1967
    David Berman, American poet and singer/songwriter (Silver Jews)
  • 1982
    Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
  • 1982
    Richard Logan, English footballer

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