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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2006Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
- 2010The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1848Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
- 1940Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1941John Bennett Perry, American actor
- 1951Bob Black, American author, anarchist
- 1953Dirk Heun, German footballer
- 1954Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
- 1957Patty Loveless, American singer
- 1967David Berman, American poet and singer/songwriter (Silver Jews)
- 1982Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
- 1982Richard Logan, English footballer
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