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Saturday January 21, 2017

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2017 was the 21st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1840
    Jules Dumont d'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
  • 1864
    The Tauranga Campaign begins during the Maori Wars.
  • 1887
    465 mm of rain falls in Brisbane, a record for any Australian capital city.
  • 1893
    The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
  • 1919
    Meeting of the First Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House Dublin. Sinn Féin adopts Ireland’s first constitution. The first engagement of Irish War of Independence, Sologhead Beg, County Tipperary.
  • 1948
    The 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.
  • 1960
    Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1881
    Arch McCarthy, American baseball player (d. unknown)
  • 1899
    Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian born American composer (d. 1977)
  • 1905
    Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • 1918
    Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • 1959
    Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1966
    Robert Del Naja, English musician
  • 1975
    Ito, Spanish footballer
  • 1975
    Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979
    Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
  • 1984
    Robert Ray, American baseball player

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