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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)

  • 1720
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
  • 1887
    465 mm of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1899
    Opel manufactures its first automobile.
  • 1908
    New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.
  • 1971
    The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.
  • 1997
    Newt Gingrich becomes the first leader of the United States House of Representatives to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 11 September 2001, and Asian stocks drop as much as 14%.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1815
    John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • 1867
    Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1887
    Maude Farris-Luse, American supercentenarian who was the oldest living person at the age of 115. (d. 2002)
  • 1942
    Mac Davis, American musician
  • 1947
    Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • 1958
    Michael Wincott, Canadian actor
  • 1970
    Ken Leung, American actor
  • 1972
    Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • 1975
    Ito, Spanish footballer
  • 1979
    Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit

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