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Tuesday January 28, 2020

January 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1573
    Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • 1846
    The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
  • 1851
    Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
  • 1878
    Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 1887
    In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
  • 1917
    Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
  • 1958
    The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
  • 1964
    An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1998
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1818
    George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
  • 1822
    Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
  • 1927
    Ronnie Scott, British tenor saxophonist and club owner (d. 1996)
  • 1949
    Tom Downey, former American Congressman
  • 1950
    Barbi Benton, American actress
  • 1963
    Dan Spitz, American musician, guitarist (Anthrax)
  • 1978
    Jamie Carragher, English footballer
  • 1985
    Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
  • 1985
    Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Jessica Ennis, British athlete

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