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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1504France cedes Naples to Aragon.
- 1848John C. Fremont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
- 1849Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).
- 1900Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
- 1918A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
- 19303M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
- 1938New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1996An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.
- 1996Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
- 2000Alaska 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.
Who were born on January 31?
- 1894Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
- 1902Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur (d. 1978)
- 1914Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (d. 2010)
- 1933Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
- 1949Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
- 1949Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010)
- 1975Fred Coleman, American football player
- 1977Jim Kleinsasser, American football player
- 1979Daniel Tammet, British savant and author
- 1981Julio Arca, Argentinian football player
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