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Tuesday January 31, 2017

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2017 was the 31st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1814
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
  • 1919
    The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
  • 1945
    World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
  • 1946
    Yugoslavia’s new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
  • 1950
    President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1958
    Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
  • 1971
    The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1995
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 2009
    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?

  • 1597
    John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
  • 1759
    François Devienne, French composer (d. 1803)
  • 1820
    William B. Washburn, American politician and 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1896
    Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1933
    Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
  • 1951
    Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
  • 1967
    Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
  • 1974
    Othella Harrington, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Bobby Moynihan, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • 1978
    Ray Shah, Irish radio presenter

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