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Tuesday January 21, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1643
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to reach Tonga.
  • 1720
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
  • 1793
    After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.
  • 1911
    The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
  • 1915
    Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1997
    Newt Gingrich becomes the first leader of the United States House of Representatives to be internally disciplined for ethical misconduct.
  • 1999
    War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4300 kg of cocaine on board.
  • 2008
    Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 11 September 2001, and Asian stocks drop as much as 14%.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1804
    Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • 1887
    Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)
  • 1899
    Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian born American composer (d. 1977)
  • 1910
    Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1924
    Benny Hill, English actor, comedian, and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1928
    Gene Sharp, American political theorist and pacifist
  • 1966
    Candi Milo, American voice actress
  • 1972
    Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • 1983
    Peter Philipakos, American/Greek soccer player
  • 2001
    Jackson Brundage, American actor

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