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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)

  • 250
    Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.
  • 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”.
  • 1320
    Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
  • 1649
    Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other “high crimes”.
  • 1801
    John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1887
    The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
  • 1920
    The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1945
    World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
  • 1986
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
  • 2001
    Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1896
    Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1902
    Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1938
    Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1950
    Edward Hirsch, American poet
  • 1970
    Kerri Kenney-Silver, American actress
  • 1979
    Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
  • 1981
    Brendan Fevola, Australian Rules Football Player
  • 1981
    Daniel Cudmore, Canadian actor
  • 1988
    Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer
  • 1991
    Jolyon Palmer, English racing driver; son of Jonathan Palmer

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