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Friday January 4, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 871
    Battle of Reading: Ethelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army.
  • 1884
    The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
  • 1948
    Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 1959
    Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • 1965
    United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
  • 1966
    A military coup takes place in Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso), dissolving the National Parliament and leading to a new national constitution.
  • 1998
    A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 1998
    Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1848
    Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1892
    Maria Diaz Cortes, Spanish supercentarian (d. 2009)
  • 1895
    Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • 1915
    Meg Mundy, American actress
  • 1933
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author
  • 1953
    Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  • 1956
    Bernard Sumner, English musician (Joy Division, New Order, Electronic)
  • 1975
    Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist
  • 1989
    Graham Rahal, American race car driver
  • 1991
    Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress

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