January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2019 was the 24th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1679King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1857The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
- 1936New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1943World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 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.
- 1993Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
- 1996Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
- 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.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1712King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
- 1872Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
- 1888Ernst Heinkel, German aircraft designer (d. 1958)
- 1915Robert Motherwell, American painter (d. 1991)
- 1916Arnoldo Foà, Italian actor
- 1920Jerry Maren, American actor
- 1969Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
- 1976Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
- 1983Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
- 1986Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
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