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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1833
    Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
  • 1860
    The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
  • 1900
    John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
  • 1942
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring
  • 1949
    Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1971
    The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match
  • 1974
    President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo
  • 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

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1699
    Osman III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1757)
  • 1837
    Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (d. 1910)
  • 1896
    Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (d. 1954)
  • 1905
    Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (d. 1938)
  • 1955
    Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1967
    Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor and mayor of Reykjavik
  • 1972
    Mattias Norström, Swedish professional ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
  • 1981
    Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
  • 1987
    Shelley Hennig, American actress

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