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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1861American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
- 1893The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
- 1899Opel manufactures its first automobile.
- 1919Meeting 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.
- 1954The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
- 1960Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica’s history and the first for Avianca.
- 1966New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1968Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
- 1981Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
- 2003A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.
Who were born on January 21?
- 1338King Charles V of France (d. 1380)
- 1883Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
- 1906Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
- 1910Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
- 1942Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
- 1950Gary Locke, American politician, 21st Governor of Washington, and 36th United States Secretary of Commerce
- 1957Greg Ryan, American soccer coach
- 1973Duane Lee Chapman, II, American bounty hunter
- 1981Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
- 1985Adrian Lewis, English darts player
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