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Thursday January 30, 2020

January 30: Day of the Week

January 30, 2020 is the 30th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 1649
    King Charles I of England is beheaded.
  • 1841
    A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
  • 1948
    Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
  • 1960
    The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
  • 1979
    A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
  • 1996
    Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 1878
    Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
  • 1913
    Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
  • 1917
    Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Walt Dropo, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author
  • 1955
    Curtis Strange, American golfer
  • 1981
    Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
  • 1985
    Trae Williams, American football player
  • 1988
    Rob Pinkston, American actor
  • 1989
    Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper

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