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Friday January 31, 2020

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2020 was the 31st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1504
    France cedes Naples to Aragon.
  • 1747
    The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
  • 1814
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
  • 1867
    Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
  • 1957
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
  • 1968
    Nauru gains independence from Australia.
  • 1995
    President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • 2000
    Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
  • 2003
    The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1759
    François Devienne, French composer (d. 1803)
  • 1902
    Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1914
    Carey Loftin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)
  • 1915
    Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
  • 1927
    Norm Prescott, American animation producer (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
  • 1949
    Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
  • 1964
    Billey Shamrock, Swedish singer
  • 1978
    Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, English noble

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