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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 871Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.
- 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.
- 1847Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
- 1865The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
- 1884The Fabian Society is founded in London.
- 1965United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
- 1972Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
- 1989Second 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.
- 1998Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
- 2010The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1924Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
- 1943Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
- 1948Wolfgang Mulack, German footballer
- 1956Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
- 1967David Toms, American golfer
- 1967Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
- 1977Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
- 1979Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
- 1988Anestis Argyriou, Greek footballer
- 1990Alberto Paloschi, Italian footballer
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