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.
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)
- 1500Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
- 1527Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
- 1554A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- 1759George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
- 1782American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
- 1909Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
- 1914The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
- 1975The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- 1991Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
- 2005Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1209Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans (d. 1272)
- 1762Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
- 1903Harold Gatty, Australian aviator (d. 1957)
- 1942Charlie Rose, American talk show host
- 1942Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
- 1954László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
- 1956Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
- 1956Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer
- 1979Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
- 1980Bennie Joppru, American football player
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