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)
- 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.
- 1911The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
- 1925The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
- 1930New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
- 1956American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 1964Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
- 1972Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 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?
- 1563Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
- 1781Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (d. 1838)
- 1816Nathaniel Prentice Banks, American politician, 25th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
- 1902Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
- 1930Magnus Malan, South African politician
- 1936F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
- 1955Mychal Thompson, Bahamian basketball player
- 1972Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player
- 1978Carmen Küng, Swiss curler
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