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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.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 250
    Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
  • 1936
    Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
  • 1945
    World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
  • 1954
    The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
  • 1986
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
  • 1999
    The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.
  • 2006
    Witnesses report seeing a bottlenose whale swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the Thames since records began in 1913.
  • 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?

  • 1716
    Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • 1896
    George Burns, American actor, comedian (d. 1996)
  • 1907
    Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
  • 1926
    Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
  • 1926
    Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1926
    Qurratulain Hyder, Indian and Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut
  • 1958
    Lorenzo Lamas, American actor
  • 1971
    Wakanohana Masaru, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Yokozuna
  • 1973
    Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant

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