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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 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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 971
    In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops.
  • 1510
    Henry VIII of England, then 18 years old, appears incognito in the lists at Richmond, and is applauded for his jousting before he reveals his identity.
  • 1533
    Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant.
  • 1546
    Having published nothing for eleven years, François Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • 1912
    The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.
  • 1917
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1937
    In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin’s regime and assassinate its leaders.
  • 1963
    Guinea-Bissau War of Independence officially begins when PAIGC guerrilla fighters attacked the Portuguese army stationed in Tite.
  • 1973
    A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
  • 2009
    Dendermonde nursery attack in Dendermonde, Belgium.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1857
    Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist (d. 1936)
  • 1897
    Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian independence fighter (d. 1945)
  • 1927
    Jack Quinlan, Chicago Cubs Broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1964
    Mario Roberge, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • 1977
    Kamal Heer, Punjabi singer and musician
  • 1979
    Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1981
    Julia Jones, Native American actress
  • 1981
    Rob Friend, Canadian footballer
  • 1988
    Alan Power, Irish footballer

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