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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)

  • 533
    Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy
  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1788
    Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
  • 1791
    Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1833
    Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
  • 1942
    World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces
  • 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
  • 2004
    Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1901
    Bob Marshall, American conservationist (d. 1939)
  • 1909
    Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1917
    Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1940
    S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1961
    Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
  • 1968
    Goichi Suda, Japanese video game developer
  • 1969
    Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian
  • 1975
    Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1979
    Jonathan Greening, British footballer
  • 1980
    Mac Danzig, American Mixed martial arts combatant

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