January 21: Day of the Week
January 21, 2020 was the 21st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 345 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius 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 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1525The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.
- 1789The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1793After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
- 1864The Tauranga Campaign begins during the Maori Wars.
- 1899Opel manufactures its first automobile.
- 1911The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
- 1948The Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Quebec Flag Day.
- 1954The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
- 1958The last Fokker C.X in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashes, killing the pilot and winch-operator.
- 1966New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 21?
- 1338King Charles V of France (d. 1380)
- 1932John Chaney, American basketball coach
- 1941Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
- 1954Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkinabé filmmaker
- 1968Charlotte Ross, American actress
- 1983Maryse Ouellet, Canadian model and professional wrestler
- 1983Peter Philipakos, American/Greek soccer player
- 1984Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
- 1985Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient
- 1986Peyton Hillis, American football player
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