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Thursday January 24, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1859
    Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  • 1961
    1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
  • 1986
    Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
  • 1993
    Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 1996
    Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
  • 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.
  • 2039
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1742
    Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
  • 1886
    Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1916
    Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
  • 1936
    William Bogert, American actor
  • 1951
    Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-born American comedian
  • 1957
    Mark Eaton, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
  • 1979
    Tom Kostopoulos, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Rocky Boiman, American football player

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