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Thursday January 21, 2021

January 21: Day of the Week

January 21, 2021 was the 21st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1720
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.
  • 1749
    The Verona Philharmonic Theatre is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.
  • 1789
    The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1911
    The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.
  • 1931
    Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 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
    Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1985
    The inauguration of President Ronald Reagan to a second term, already postponed a day because January 20 fell on a Sunday, becomes the second inauguration in history moved indoors because of freezing temperatures and high winds. The parade is cancelled altogether.
  • 2005
    In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government’s new taxes erupts into riots.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1815
    John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • 1895
    Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • 1905
    Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • 1906
    Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Phil Thompson, English footballer and coach
  • 1965
    Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • 1967
    Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
  • 1971
    Doug Weight, American ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Ito, Spanish footballer
  • 1978
    Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete

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