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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1916
    In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 1918
    The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
  • 1936
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1960
    Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
  • 1972
    Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1977
    Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 1993
    Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 2003
    The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 3 BC
    Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1752
    Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
  • 1864
    Marguerite Durand, French suffragette (d. 1936)
  • 1886
    Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1928
    Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
  • 1934
    Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
  • 1955
    Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
  • 1960
    Rick Leventhal, American journalist
  • 1983
    Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1989
    Calvin Goldspink, English singer/actor (S Club 8, S Club Juniors, I Dream)

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