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.
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)
- 1703The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
- 1826The 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.
- 1841A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 1862The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
- 1930New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1944World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
- 1948Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
- 1956American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1979A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
- 1996Gino 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?
- 1894Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
- 1913Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
- 1936Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
- 1947Les Barker, English poet
- 1952Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
- 1959Jody Watley, American singer
- 1959Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
- 1960Alex Titomirov, Russian-born American businessman
- 1979Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1986Nick Evans, American baseball player
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