January 20: Day of the Week
January 20, 2019 was the 20th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 250Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.
- 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”.
- 1783The 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).
- 1788The 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.
- 1885L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
- 1929In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
- 1936Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
- 1972Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
- 1999The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.
Who were born on January 20?
- 1889Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
- 1893Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
- 1931David Lee, American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
- 1934Tom Baker, British actor
- 1938Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2007)
- 1945Robert Olen Butler, American writer
- 1965Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
- 1978Luciano Zauri, Italian footballer
- 1979Shang Yi, Chinese footballer
- 1989Washington, Brazilian footballer
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