January 31: Day of the Week
January 31, 2022 was the 31st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1747The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
- 1876The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
- 1917World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.
- 1943German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of World War II’s fiercest battles.
- 1945US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
- 1946Yugoslavia’s new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
- 1961Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
- 1971Apollo 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.
- 2007Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
- 2033New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 31?
- 36 BCAntonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
- 1865Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
- 1926Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
- 1937Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
- 1947Jonathan Banks, American actor
- 1949Ken Wilber, American author
- 1959Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
- 1976Buddy Rice, American race car driver
- 1977Mark Dutiaume, Canadian hockey player
- 1978Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, English noble
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