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Sunday January 20, 2019

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.

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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.
  • 1576
    The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1885
    L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
  • 1929
    In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
  • 1936
    Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
  • 1972
    Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1999
    The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1889
    Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1931
    David Lee, American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
  • 1934
    Tom Baker, British actor
  • 1938
    Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1945
    Robert Olen Butler, American writer
  • 1965
    Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
  • 1978
    Luciano Zauri, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Shang Yi, Chinese footballer
  • 1989
    Washington, Brazilian footballer

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