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)
- 46 BCJulius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
- 1717The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance.
- 1854The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
- 1863The New Apostolic Church, a Christian and chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.
- 1976The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
- 1987The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
- 1999Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshiping in an Islamabad, Pakistan mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
- 2004Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
- 2007The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
- 2010The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1672Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
- 1870Percy Pitt, English organist and conductor (d. 1932)
- 1915Meg Mundy, American actress
- 1940Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1941John Bennett Perry, American actor
- 1942John McLaughlin, English jazz guitarist
- 1954Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, mother of Beyoncé
- 1964Tom Westman, American reality-show contestant
- 1991Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
- 1991Stefan Nenadović, Montenegrin footballer
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