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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)

  • 41
    Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
  • 1438
    The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1960
    Algerian 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.
  • 1966
    An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • 1972
    Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1977
    Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 1990
    Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  • 2001
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 3 BC
    Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1732
    Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright (d. 1799)
  • 1911
    Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
  • 1916
    Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Gary Hart, American professional wrestling figure (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    D. Todd Christofferson, American religious figure
  • 1959
    David Mills, American author
  • 1961
    Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
  • 1975
    Isobel Cooper, English singer
  • 1977
    Kensuke Kita, Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)

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