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Sunday January 26, 2020

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2020 was the 26th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1589
    Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
  • 1736
    Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.
  • 1788
    The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
  • 1905
    The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3106.75 carat, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
  • 1911
    Richard Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 1920
    Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
  • 1960
    Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • 2009
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1813
    Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876)
  • 1832
    George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
  • 1891
    Frank Costello, Italian-born American gangster (d. 1973)
  • 1891
    Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1892
    Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1923
    Anne Jeffreys, American actress
  • 1950
    Janet Lupo, American model
  • 1953
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO
  • 1977
    Tye Tribbett, American Singer
  • 1984
    Wu Qian, Chinese classical pianist

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