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Saturday January 23, 2021

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2021 was the 23rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 393
    Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his eight year old son Honorius co-emperor.
  • 1793
    Second Partition of Poland: Russia and Prussia partition Poland for the second time.
  • 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.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: the Battle of Rorke’s Drift ends.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
  • 1943
    World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.
  • 2002
    “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in FBI custody.
  • 2002
    Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan and subsequently murdered .
  • 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?

  • 1809
    Veer Surendra Sai, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1884)
  • 1903
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1907
    Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Arthur Lewis, British economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1920
    Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Chesley Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, a flight that successfully ditched into the Hudson River
  • 1953
    John Luther Adams, American composer
  • 1984
    Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
  • 1986
    Steven Taylor, English footballer
  • 1987
    Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer

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