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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.
  • 1848
    John C. Fremont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
  • 1946
    Yugoslavia’s new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
  • 1957
    Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • 1995
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 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?

  • 1881
    Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1928
    Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter (d. 1958)
  • 1934
    James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1937
    Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    James G. Watt, American politician and 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1941
    Jessica Walter, American actress
  • 1980
    Tiffany Limos, American actress
  • 1982
    Brad Thompson, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Jeremy Wariner, American track and field athlete

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