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.
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.
- 1862Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
- 1878The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
- 1939The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
- 1955New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 19611961 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.
- 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.
- 1996Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
- 2003The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
- 2011At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1444Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
- 1752Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
- 1763Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
- 1946Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
- 1958Neil Allen, American baseball player
- 1960Rick Leventhal, American journalist
- 1967Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
- 1972Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
- 1986Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
- 1989Calvin Goldspink, English singer/actor (S Club 8, S Club Juniors, I Dream)
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