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)
- 1814Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
- 1876The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
- 1946Yugoslavia’s new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
- 1953A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands.
- 1958Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
- 1968Nauru gains independence from Australia.
- 1971The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan.
- 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.
- 2009In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
- 2014New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Horse in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 31?
- 36 BCAntonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
- 1902Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
- 1922Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)
- 1944Connie Booth, American writer and actress
- 1945Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
- 1967Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
- 1976Paul Scheer, American comedian and actor
- 1982Andreas Görlitz, German football player
- 1985Adam Federici, Australian footballer
- 1990Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer
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