January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2017 was the 30th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 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.
- 1902The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
- 1911The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
- 1913The United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
- 1925The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
- 1933Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
- 1943World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
- 1968New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1972Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1697Johann Joachim Quantz, German flautist and composer (d. 1773)
- 1873Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (d. 1939)
- 1899Max Theiler, South African virologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1972)
- 1914John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
- 1918David Opatoshu, American television actor (d. 1996)
- 1936F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
- 1943Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
- 1955Curtis Strange, American golfer
- 1959Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
- 1979Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
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