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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1438
    The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
  • 1679
    King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1862
    Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
  • 1936
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • 1978
    Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada’s Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
  • 1986
    Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1776
    E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (d. 1822)
  • 1872
    Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • 1900
    Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-born American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)
  • 1934
    Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
  • 1936
    Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
  • 1936
    William Bogert, American actor
  • 1970
    Matthew Lillard, American actor
  • 1971
    Cory Bailey, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Travis Hanson, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Scott Speed, American race car driver

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