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Wednesday January 31, 2018

January 31: Day of the Week

January 31, 2018 was the 31st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
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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.
  • 1867
    Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
  • 1876
    The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1900
    Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
  • 1930
    3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
  • 1943
    German 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.
  • 1945
    US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
  • 1957
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1961
    Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
  • 1990
    The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.

Who were born on January 31?

  • 1896
    Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1911
    Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
  • 1914
    Carey Loftin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    Richard A. Gephardt, American politician
  • 1964
    Sylvie Bernier, French-Canadian diver
  • 1975
    Fred Coleman, American football player
  • 1982
    Elena Paparizou, Greek singer
  • 1988
    Justine Ozga, German tennis player
  • 1990
    Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Nicolò De Cesare, Italian footballer

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