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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 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.

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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.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1918
    The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
  • 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.
  • 1984
    The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 2001
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 2003
    The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • 2009
    The 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?

  • 1670
    William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1776
    E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (d. 1822)
  • 1848
    Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • 1886
    Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1949
    John Belushi, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1954
    Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1958
    Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • 1961
    Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
  • 1983
    Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 1984
    Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer

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