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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)

  • 1504
    France cedes Naples to Aragon.
  • 1814
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
  • 1849
    Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).
  • 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.
  • 1915
    World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russia
  • 1938
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • 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?

  • 1624
    Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
  • 1896
    Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1926
    Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1931
    Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
  • 1944
    Charlie Musselwhite, American musician
  • 1947
    Jonathan Banks, American actor
  • 1971
    Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
  • 1977
    Kerry Washington, American actress
  • 1979
    Daniel Tammet, British savant and author
  • 1981
    Julio Arca, Argentinian football player

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