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Tuesday January 31, 2017

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2017 is the 31st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1814
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
  • 1862
    Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5 in telescope now located at Northwestern University.
  • 1867
    Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
  • 1876
    The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1938
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1943
    German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of World War II’s fiercest battles.
  • 1944
    World War II: During Anzio campaign 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby’s Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
  • 1996
    An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1686
    Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
  • 1933
    Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    Gerald McDermott, American filmmaker, children’s book author & illustrator
  • 1942
    Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • 1946
    Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)
  • 1951
    Dave Benton, Aruban singer
  • 1964
    Sylvie Bernier, French-Canadian diver
  • 1977
    Mark Dutiaume, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982
    Allan McGregor, Scottish football player
  • 1990
    Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer

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