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Saturday January 21, 2017

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2017 was the 21st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius 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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1643
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
  • 1720
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
  • 1864
    The Tauranga Campaign begins during the Maori Wars.
  • 1915
    Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1977
    President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.
  • 1985
    The inauguration of President Ronald Reagan to a second term, already postponed a day because January 20 fell on a Sunday, becomes the second inauguration in history moved indoors because of freezing temperatures and high winds. The parade is cancelled altogether.
  • 1999
    War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4300 kg of cocaine on board.
  • 2000
    Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1909
    Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (d. 2004)
  • 1956
    Geena Davis, American actress
  • 1966
    Robert Del Naja, English musician
  • 1975
    Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • 1976
    Emma Bunton, English singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1977
    Jerry Trainor, American comedic actor (iCarly)
  • 1981
    Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1981
    Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor
  • 1994
    Laura Robson, British tennis player

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