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Saturday January 5, 2019

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2019 was the 5th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1527
    Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
  • 1911
    Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
  • 1912
    The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1914
    The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
  • 1969
    Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
  • 1974
    Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1993
    The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • 1993
    Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1919
    Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • 1928
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani statesman (d. 1979)
  • 1931
    Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Jim Otto, American football player
  • 1945
    Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • 1953
    George Tenet, American civil servant, university professor and 18th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1957
    Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1967
    Joe Flanigan, American actor
  • 1970
    Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
  • 1982
    Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist

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