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Tuesday January 28, 2020

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2020 was the 28th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
  • 1547
    Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
  • 1754
    Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 1821
    Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
  • 1887
    In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1979
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 1982
    US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
  • 1984
    Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1600
    Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
  • 1929
    Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-born artist
  • 1943
    Dick Taylor, English musician (The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things)
  • 1944
    John Tavener, English composer
  • 1944
    Susan Howard, American actress
  • 1961
    Arnaldur Indridason, Icelandic writer
  • 1961
    Normand Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1978
    Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Stephen Farrelly, Irish professional wrestler

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