January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2020 was the 30th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 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.
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 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1048Protestantism: The villagers around today’s Baden-Baden elect their own priest in defiance of the local bishop.
- 1806The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
- 1835In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
- 1911New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1911The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
- 1964Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
- 1969The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
- 1975The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
- 1994Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
Who were born on January 30?
- 133Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
- 1832Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
- 1924Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
- 1930Gene Hackman, American actor
- 1930Magnus Malan, South African politician
- 1951Bobby Stokes, English former footballer (d. 1995)
- 1959Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
- 1972Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
- 1973Jalen Rose, American basketball player
- 1982Mark Nwokeji, English footballer
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