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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.

January 2020

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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)

  • 1531
    Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake--thousands die.
  • 1589
    Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
  • 1870
    American Civil War: Virginia rejoins the Union.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
  • 2004
    President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
  • 2009
    Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1722
    Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (d. 1805)
  • 1904
    Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1908
    Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (d. 1997)
  • 1930
    Napoleón Abueva, Filipino sculptor
  • 1933
    Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • 1942
    Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1950
    Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (d. 2008)
  • 1954
    Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1958
    Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
  • 1967
    Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer

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