January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2021 is the 24th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1862Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
- 1925New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox 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.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 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.
- 1984The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
- 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?
- 1540Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (d. 1581)
- 1891Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1907Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician (d. 1999)
- 1909Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
- 1911Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
- 1918Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
- 1928Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
- 1930Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (d. 2010)
- 1943Peter Struck, German politician
- 1957Adrian Edmondson, English comedian
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