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.
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)
- 1848California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
- 1857The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
- 1862Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
- 1916In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
- 1925New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- 1939The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
- 1947Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 19611961 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.
- 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.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1915Robert Motherwell, American painter (d. 1991)
- 1916Arnoldo Foà, Italian actor
- 1943Peter Struck, German politician
- 1944Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
- 1945John Garamendi, American politician
- 1957Mark Eaton, American basketball player
- 1969Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
- 1979Tom Kostopoulos, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Scott Speed, American race car driver
- 1986Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
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