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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1801
    John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1920
    The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1921
    The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
  • 1929
    In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
  • 1934
    Fujifilm, the photographic and electronics company, is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1942
    World War II: At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.
  • 1945
    World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
  • 1959
    The first flight of the Vickers Vanguard.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1783
    Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
  • 1938
    Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1955
    Joe Doherty, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • 1958
    Lorenzo Lamas, American actor
  • 1963
    James Denton, American actor
  • 1964
    Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan-born baseball player and manager
  • 1966
    Stacey Dash, American actress
  • 1978
    Luciano Zauri, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
  • 1991
    Jolyon Palmer, English racing driver; son of Jonathan Palmer

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