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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 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.

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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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1846
    After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 1848
    John C. Fremont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
  • 1876
    The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1891
    The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
  • 1945
    US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
  • 1976
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 2007
    Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 877
    Taejo of Goryeo of Korea (d. 943)
  • 1686
    Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
  • 1915
    Garry Moore, American comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1921
    Mario Lanza, American singer (d. 1959)
  • 1937
    Philip Glass, American composer
  • 1949
    Ken Wilber, American author
  • 1966
    Dexter Fletcher, English actor
  • 1974
    Wil Anderson, Australian comedian
  • 1978
    Brad Rutter, American game show contestant
  • 1981
    Amrita Arora, Indian actress

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