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Thursday January 26, 2017

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2017 was the 26th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1808
    Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
  • 1838
    Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1855
    Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
  • 1905
    The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3106.75 carat, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
  • 1914
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1920
    Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  • 1934
    German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
  • 1961
    John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
  • 2001
    An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
  • 2004
    A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1891
    Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1908
    Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1932
    Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
  • 1943
    César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1961
    Tom Keifer, American musician (Cinderella)
  • 1962
    Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • 1977
    Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player
  • 1979
    Sara Rue, American actress
  • 1984
    Wu Qian, Chinese classical pianist
  • 1988
    Yukiyo Mine, Japanese footballer

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