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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.

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 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 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
    The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1925
    The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
  • 1930
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1956
    American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1964
    Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
  • 1972
    Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 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?

  • 1563
    Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
  • 1781
    Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (d. 1838)
  • 1816
    Nathaniel Prentice Banks, American politician, 25th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1902
    Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1930
    Magnus Malan, South African politician
  • 1936
    F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1955
    Mychal Thompson, Bahamian basketball player
  • 1972
    Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Carmen Küng, Swiss curler

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