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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 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.

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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)

  • 1679
    King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1862
    Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
  • 1955
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1961
    1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1444
    Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
  • 1752
    Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1946
    Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
  • 1958
    Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Rick Leventhal, American journalist
  • 1967
    Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
  • 1972
    Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • 1989
    Calvin Goldspink, English singer/actor (S Club 8, S Club Juniors, I Dream)

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