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Tuesday January 24, 2017

January 24: Day of the Week

January 24, 2017 was the 24th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 41
    Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1918
    The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
  • 1925
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
  • 1947
    Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1978
    Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada’s Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
  • 1990
    Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  • 1996
    Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
  • 2003
    The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1705
    Farinelli, Italian castrato (d. 1782)
  • 1902
    E. A. Speiser, American biblical scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1926
    Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
  • 1936
    William Bogert, American actor
  • 1946
    Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
  • 1948
    Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 1972
    Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • 1974
    Ed Helms, American actor
  • 1976
    Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer
  • 1983
    Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer

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