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Saturday January 23, 2021

January 23: Day of the Week

January 23, 2021 is the 23rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 3102 BCE
    Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
  • 1789
    Georgetown College, the first Catholic University in the United States, is founded in Georgetown, Maryland (now a part of Washington, D.C.)
  • 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.
  • 1899
    Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    A volcanic eruption devastates Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar chain of islands off the south coast of Iceland.
  • 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?

  • 1783
    Stendhal, French writer (d. 1842)
  • 1786
    Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)
  • 1881
    Luisa Casati, Artist’s patroness, muse and fashion icon (d. 1957)
  • 1930
    Derek Walcott, West Indian writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor
  • 1961
    Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore’s most-wanted terror fugitive
  • 1962
    Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
  • 1973
    Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • 1973
    Tomas Holmström, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer

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