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Tuesday January 31, 2017

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2017 was the 31st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 314
    Silvester I begins his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.
  • 1504
    France cedes Naples to Aragon.
  • 1848
    John C. Fremont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for ratification.
  • 1953
    A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  • 1968
    Nauru gains independence from Australia.
  • 1990
    The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.
  • 1995
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 2000
    Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1820
    William B. Washburn, American politician and 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1902
    Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur (d. 1978)
  • 1927
    Norm Prescott, American animation producer (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter (d. 1958)
  • 1931
    Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
  • 1941
    Jessica Walter, American actress
  • 1971
    Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
  • 1971
    Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan actress and model
  • 1987
    Kenny McKinley, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1990
    Nicolò De Cesare, Italian footballer

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