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Monday January 23, 2017

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2017 was the 23rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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.

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January 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1570
    James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.
  • 1870
    In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre.
  • 1899
    Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
  • 1900
    The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
  • 1907
    Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
  • 1937
    In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders.
  • 1945
    World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
  • 1960
    The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1973
    President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.
  • 2012
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1840
    Ernst Abbe, German physicist (d. 1905)
  • 1898
    Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1915
    Potter Stewart, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1985)
  • 1940
    Joe Dowell, American singer
  • 1964
    Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana
  • 1970
    Brendan O'Connor, Irish journalist, satirist
  • 1974
    Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
  • 1974
    Tiffani Thiessen, American actress
  • 1975
    Phil Dawson, American football player
  • 1985
    Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel

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