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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)

  • 1500
    Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
  • 1527
    Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
  • 1554
    A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 1759
    George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1914
    The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1991
    Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
  • 2005
    Eris, 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?

  • 1209
    Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans (d. 1272)
  • 1762
    Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
  • 1903
    Harold Gatty, Australian aviator (d. 1957)
  • 1942
    Charlie Rose, American talk show host
  • 1942
    Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
  • 1956
    Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
  • 1956
    Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer
  • 1979
    Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • 1980
    Bennie Joppru, American football player

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