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.
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)
- 41Roman 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
- 1679King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
- 1857The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
- 1939The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
- 1942World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
- 1947Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 1986Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
- 1990Japan 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.
- 2039New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1287Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
- 1712King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
- 1752Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
- 1909Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
- 1920Jerry Maren, American actor
- 1927Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
- 1936Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
- 1967John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
- 1971Andrea Mackris, American television producer
- 1984Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer
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