January 20: Day of the Week
January 20, 2021 was the 20th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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 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)
- 1356Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland.
- 1523Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
- 1576The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
- 1649Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other “high crimes”.
- 1841Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
- 1887The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
- 1929In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
- 1936Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
- 1945World War II: Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
- 1999The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.
Who were born on January 20?
- 1554King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
- 1837David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910)
- 1913Cleon Skousen, American author (d. 2006)
- 1922Ray Anthony, American trumpeter, bandleader and actor
- 1926Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1950Edward Hirsch, American poet
- 1970Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter and actor
- 1973Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
- 1978Luciano Zauri, Italian footballer
- 1984Toni Gonzaga, Filipina actress and singer
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