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Thursday January 2, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1935
    Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
  • 1949
    Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1959
    Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 1971
    The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match
  • 1992
    Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.
  • 1999
    A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported
  • 2001
    Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 2006
    An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1727
    James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759)
  • 1827
    Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
  • 1909
    Barry M. Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1949
    Leijn Loevesijn, Dutch cyclist
  • 1953
    Jacques Tichelaar, a Dutch politician and trade union leader
  • 1953
    Vincent Racaniello American virologist
  • 1961
    Craig James, American football player
  • 1969
    Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
  • 1981
    Ryan Garko, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Kate Bosworth, American actress

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