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.
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)
- 1742Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1857The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
- 1916In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
- 1936New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1942World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 1972Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
- 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.
- 1996Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1732Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright (d. 1799)
- 1888Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (d. 1960)
- 1902E. A. Speiser, American biblical scholar (d. 1965)
- 1910Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
- 1935Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
- 1944Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
- 1965Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
- 1972Daan Schuurmans, Dutch actor
- 1972Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
- 1974Ed Helms, American actor
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