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Thursday January 20, 2022

January 20: Day of the Week

January 20, 2022 was the 20th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

January 2022
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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)

  • 1649
    Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other “high crimes”.
  • 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).
  • 1839
    In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
  • 1929
    In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
  • 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”.
  • 1945
    World War II: Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
  • 1949
    Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
  • 1987
    Church of England envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.
  • 1990
    On Black Saturday, the Red Army kills Azerbaijani civilians in Baku.
  • 2007
    A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completes a 1093 mi trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1664
    Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
  • 1891
    Mischa Elman, Ukrainian born violinist (d. 1967)
  • 1907
    Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Slim Whitman, American singer
  • 1948
    Nancy Kress, American writer
  • 1955
    Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer
  • 1965
    Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
  • 1966
    Tracii Guns, American guitarist
  • 1970
    Skeet Ulrich, American actor
  • 1971
    Gerard McDonnell, Irish mountaineer (d. 2008)

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