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Thursday January 31, 2019

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2019 was the 31st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1747
    The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
  • 1867
    Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
  • 1900
    Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
  • 1945
    US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
  • 1958
    Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
  • 1968
    Nauru gains independence from Australia.
  • 1976
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
  • 1995
    President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • 1996
    Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
  • 2003
    The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1905
    John O'Hara, American writer (d. 1970)
  • 1926
    Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1931
    Ernie Banks, American baseball player
  • 1933
    Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
  • 1937
    Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1970
    Minnie Driver, British actress
  • 1971
    Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1974
    Wil Anderson, Australian comedian
  • 1977
    Kate Shindle, American actress
  • 1996
    Joel Courtney, American film actor

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