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Thursday January 26, 2017

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2017 was the 26th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1838
    Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1855
    Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
  • 1914
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1920
    Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  • 1930
    The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) which occurred 20 years later.
  • 1942
    World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
  • 1961
    John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1763
    Charles XIV John of Sweden, Napoleonic general (d. 1844)
  • 1842
    François Coppée, French poet and novelist (d. 1908)
  • 1852
    Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di Brazzà), explorer (d. 1905)
  • 1885
    Michael Considine, Australian politician (d. 1959)
  • 1924
    Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1928
    Roger Vadim, French film director and actor (d. 2000)
  • 1931
    Mary Murphy, American film actress
  • 1978
    Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
  • 1986
    Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)

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