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Monday January 30, 2017

January 30: Day of the Week

January 30, 2017 was the 30th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1703
    The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
  • 1826
    The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world’s first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
  • 1841
    A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1862
    The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
  • 1930
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1944
    World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
  • 1948
    Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
  • 1956
    American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1979
    A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
  • 1996
    Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 1894
    Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1913
    Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
  • 1936
    Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Les Barker, English poet
  • 1952
    Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • 1959
    Jody Watley, American singer
  • 1959
    Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
  • 1960
    Alex Titomirov, Russian-born American businessman
  • 1979
    Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Nick Evans, American baseball player

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