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)
- 871Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.
- 1884The Fabian Society is founded in London.
- 1944World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
- 1948Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1951Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
- 1959Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
- 1965United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
- 1966A military coup takes place in Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso), dissolving the National Parliament and leading to a new national constitution.
- 1998A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
- 1998Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1848Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
- 1892Maria Diaz Cortes, Spanish supercentarian (d. 2009)
- 1895Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
- 1915Meg Mundy, American actress
- 1933Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author
- 1953Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
- 1956Bernard Sumner, English musician (Joy Division, New Order, Electronic)
- 1975Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist
- 1989Graham Rahal, American race car driver
- 1991Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
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