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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 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.

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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.
  • 1848
    John C. Fremont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
  • 1849
    Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).
  • 1900
    Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
  • 1918
    A 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.
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
  • 1938
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 1996
    An 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.
  • 1996
    Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1894
    Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • 1902
    Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur (d. 1978)
  • 1914
    Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
  • 1949
    Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
  • 1949
    Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010)
  • 1975
    Fred Coleman, American football player
  • 1977
    Jim Kleinsasser, American football player
  • 1979
    Daniel Tammet, British savant and author
  • 1981
    Julio Arca, Argentinian football player

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