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Friday January 20, 2017

January 20: Day of the Week

January 20, 2017 was the 20th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.

January 20: This Day in History

In the ancient astronomy, it was the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius. In some years it is Aquarius, but others Capricorn. It depends on the year.

January 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1576
    The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
  • 1885
    L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
  • 1920
    The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1941
    A Nazi officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
  • 1949
    Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
  • 1972
    Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1981
    Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated, at age 69 the oldest man ever to be inaugurated as U.S. President, Iran releases 52 American hostages.
  • 1987
    Church of England envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.
  • 1990
    On Black Saturday, the Red Army kills Azerbaijani civilians in Baku.
  • 1992
    Air Inter Flight 148 crashes near Strasbourg, France, killing 82 passengers and five crew members.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1894
    Walter Piston, American composer (d. 1976)
  • 1898
    U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • 1920
    DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1923
    Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer
  • 1924
    Slim Whitman, American singer
  • 1953
    Jeffrey Epstein, American financier and convicted sex offender
  • 1966
    Stacey Dash, American actress
  • 1975
    David Eckstein, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
  • 1984
    Toni Gonzaga, Filipina actress and singer

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