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Friday January 31, 2020

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2020 was the 31st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1747
    The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
  • 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
  • 1929
    The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
  • 1946
    Yugoslavia’s new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
  • 1958
    James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
  • 1995
    President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
  • 2033
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1797
    Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)
  • 1835
    King William Charles Lunalilo of Hawaiʻi (d. 1874)
  • 1881
    Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1931
    Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
  • 1940
    Kitch Christie, South African rugby union coach (d. 1998)
  • 1964
    Sylvie Bernier, French-Canadian diver
  • 1974
    Wil Anderson, Australian comedian
  • 1982
    Brad Thompson, American baseball player
  • 1983
    James Sutton, British actor
  • 1996
    Joel Courtney, American film actor

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