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Thursday January 23, 2020

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2020 was the 23rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1656
    Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.
  • 1855
    The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
  • 1870
    In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in the Marias Massacre.
  • 1900
    The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
  • 1904
    Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.
  • 1907
    Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Rabaul begins, the first fighting of the New Guinea campaign.
  • 1950
    The Knesset passes a resolution that states Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
  • 1974
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 2009
    Dendermonde nursery attack in Dendermonde, Belgium.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1828
    Saigō Takamori, Samurai, leader of Satsuma rebellion (d. 1877)
  • 1884
    Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1899
    Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1903
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1942
    Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • 1954
    Edward Ka-Spel, English musician (Legendary Pink Dots)
  • 1973
    Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Kamal Heer, Punjabi singer and musician
  • 1985
    Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
  • 1986
    Anne Foy, British children’s television presenter

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