January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2017 was the 24th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1878The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
- 1939The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
- 1947Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1955New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 1960Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
- 1977Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
- 1978Soviet 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.
- 2009The storm Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
- 2011At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Who were born on January 24?
- 76Hadrian, Roman Emperor (d. 138)
- 1911Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
- 1916Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
- 1923Vlado Kristl, Croatian painter and filmmaker (d. 2004)
- 1928Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
- 1936Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
- 1961Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
- 1970Matthew Lillard, American actor
- 1980Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress
- 1988Jade Ewen, English singer
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