January 17, 1885: Day of the Week
January 17, 1885 was the 17th day of the year 1885 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
A person born on this day will be 138 years old today. If that same person saved a dollar every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $48,101.00 today.
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Here’s the January 1885 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1885 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn 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 17, 1885 Historical Event(s)
- 1885A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
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