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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 3102 BCE
    Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
  • 1899
    Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, is ratified.
  • 1973
    A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
  • 1986
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
  • 2003
    Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10.
  • 2012
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 23?

  • 1840
    Ernst Abbe, German physicist (d. 1905)
  • 1872
    Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
  • 1899
    Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
  • 1923
    Walter M. Miller, Jr., American writer (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929
    Myron Cope, American sports announcer
  • 1934
    Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • 1965
    Louie Clemente, American drummer (Testament)
  • 1971
    Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and lyricist
  • 1974
    Tiffani Thiessen, American actress

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