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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 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”.
  • 1576
    The Mexican city of León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
  • 1801
    John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1885
    L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1986
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
  • 1990
    On Black Saturday, the Red Army kills Azerbaijani civilians in Baku.
  • 1999
    The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.

Who were born on January 20?

  • 1908
    Fleur Cowles, American writer, editor and artist (d. 2009)
  • 1945
    Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
  • 1950
    Liza Goddard, British actress
  • 1952
    Paul Stanley, American musician (Kiss)
  • 1953
    Colleen Zenk Pinter, American actress
  • 1958
    Lorenzo Lamas, American actor
  • 1966
    Rainn Wilson, American actor
  • 1966
    Tracii Guns, American guitarist
  • 1980
    Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
  • 1981
    Owen Hargreaves, English footballer

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