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Thursday January 30, 2020

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.

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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 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 1048
    Protestantism: The villagers around today’s Baden-Baden elect their own priest in defiance of the local bishop.
  • 1806
    The 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.
  • 1835
    In 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.
  • 1911
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1911
    The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1964
    Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
  • 1969
    The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
  • 1975
    The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
  • 1994
    Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 133
    Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 1832
    Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • 1924
    Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Gene Hackman, American actor
  • 1930
    Magnus Malan, South African politician
  • 1951
    Bobby Stokes, English former footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1959
    Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
  • 1972
    Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
  • 1973
    Jalen Rose, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Mark Nwokeji, English footballer

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