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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.

January 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1504
    France cedes Naples to Aragon.
  • 1846
    After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 1917
    World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.
  • 1938
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
  • 1953
    A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands.
  • 1968
    Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
  • 1971
    The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 2009
    In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1915
    Thomas Merton, American author and monk (d. 1968)
  • 1925
    Benjamin Hooks, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1945
    Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
  • 1951
    Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
  • 1966
    Dexter Fletcher, English actor
  • 1971
    Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan actress and model
  • 1974
    Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player
  • 1980
    Tiffany Limos, American actress
  • 1982
    Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host

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