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.
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)
- 1490Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of Lese-majesty.
- 1762Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
- 1885The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
- 1912The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
- 1948Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1959Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
- 1972Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
- 1974United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
- 2004Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
- 2010The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1341Wat Tyler leader of the English Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 (d. 1381)
- 1878A. E. Coppard, English poet and short story writer (d. 1957)
- 1902John McCone, American businessman, civil servant, and 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)
- 1930Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1962Harlan Coben, American author
- 1964Nikos Thanopoulos, Greek businessman
- 1967David Berman, American poet and singer/songwriter (Silver Jews)
- 1975Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist
- 1979Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
- 1980Bobbi Eden, Dutch pornographic actress
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