January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2017 is the 24th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1679King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1878The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
- 1916In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
- 1918The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
- 1939The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 1978Soviet 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.
- 1990Japan 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.
- 2039New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1679Christian Wolff, German philosopher (d. 1754)
- 1886Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
- 1900Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-born American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)
- 1913Norman Dello Joio, American composer (d. 2008)
- 1928Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
- 1941Aaron Neville, American singer
- 1950Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
- 1970Matthew Lillard, American actor
- 1972Daan Schuurmans, Dutch actor
- 1979Leandro Desábato, Argentine footballer
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