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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1749
    The Verona Philharmonic Theatre is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.
  • 1840
    Jules Dumont d'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
  • 1893
    The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
  • 1931
    Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1950
    Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
  • 1954
    The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.
  • 1966
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    NASA’s MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.

Who were born on January 21?

  • 1825
    Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • 1885
    Umberto Nobile, Italian aeronautical engineer (d. 1978)
  • 1897
    René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1905
    Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • 1922
    Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1940
    Jack Nicklaus, American golfer
  • 1942
    Mac Davis, American musician
  • 1966
    Candi Milo, American voice actress
  • 1978
    Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Vanessa Hessler, Italian model

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