Wednesday January 31, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2024 was the 31st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2024

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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.

January 31 Historical Event(s)

France cedes Naples to Aragon.
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for ratification.
World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russia
The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.
US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.

Who were born on January 31?

Taejo of Goryeo of Korea (d. 943)
Miska Magyarics, Slovene poet in Hungary (d. 1883)
Garry Moore, American comedian (d. 1993)
Stewart Udall, American politician and 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)
Joakim Bonnier, Swedish race car driver (d. 1972)
Derek Jarman, British director and writer (d. 1994)
Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
Jason Cooper, English musician (The Cure)
Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan actress and model
Bobby Moynihan, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)

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