January 2: Day of the Week
January 2, 2020 was the 2nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 364 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 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.
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January 2 Historical Event(s)
- 366The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
- 1791Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
- 1833Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
- 1860The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
- 1871Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
- 1927Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government.
- 1941World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
- 1959Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
- 2001Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
- 2002Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
Who were born on January 2?
- 1860Dugald Campbell Patterson, American pioneer (d. 1931)
- 1893Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
- 1938Ian Brady, British serial killer
- 1961IJsbrand Chardon, Dutch equestrian
- 1964Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
- 1968Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
- 1969Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian
- 1972Mattias Norström, Swedish professional ice hockey player
- 1976Cletidus Hunt, American football player
- 1987Shelley Hennig, American actress
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