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Friday January 24, 2020

January 24: Day of the Week

January 24, 2020 was the 24th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 41
    Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
  • 1679
    King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1947
    Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1966
    An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • 1986
    Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
  • 1990
    Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  • 2039
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1287
    Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
  • 1712
    King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
  • 1752
    Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
  • 1909
    Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Jerry Maren, American actor
  • 1927
    Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
  • 1967
    John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • 1971
    Andrea Mackris, American television producer
  • 1984
    Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer

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