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Monday January 20, 2020

January 20: Day of the Week

January 20, 2020 was the 20th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 346 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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 20: This Day in History

In the ancient astronomy, it was the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius. In some years it is Aquarius, but others Capricorn. It depends on the year.

January 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1265
    In Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting held by Simon de Montfort in the Palace of Westminster, now also known colloquially as the “Houses of Parliament”.
  • 1502
    The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
  • 1783
    The Kingdom of Great Britain signs a peace treaty with France and Spain, officially ending hostilities in the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence).
  • 1788
    The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson.
  • 1920
    The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1936
    Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
  • 1942
    World War II: At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.
  • 1972
    Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 2001
    Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
  • 2006
    Witnesses report seeing a bottlenose whale swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the Thames since records began in 1913.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1292
    Elisabeth of Bohemia (1292–1330) (d. 1330)
  • 1664
    Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • 1812
    Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
  • 1891
    Mischa Elman, Ukrainian born violinist (d. 1967)
  • 1895
    Gábor Szegő, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1896
    Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1920
    DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1925
    Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan theologian and politician
  • 1938
    William Berger, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1981
    Jason Richardson, American basketball player

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