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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)

  • 1703
    The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
  • 1820
    Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
  • 1913
    The United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    ship MS, said to be the safest ship afloat and “unsinkable” like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
  • 1964
    In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh’s military junta in South Vietnam.
  • 1971
    Carole King’s Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
  • 1972
    Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
  • 1989
    The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 1894
    Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1901
    Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
  • 1927
    Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
  • 1956
    Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • 1959
    Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
  • 1977
    Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Deltha O'Neal, American football player
  • 1978
    John Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Mark Nwokeji, English footballer
  • 1987
    Renato Santos, Brazilian footballer

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