What was the Day on 26 January 1950?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

It was a Thursday on 26 January 1950. A leap year is a calendar year with 366 days that only happens once every four years. There are also 24 leap years every 100 years. A year is considered a leap year if it can be divided by 4; for century years, that number should be 400 instead of 100.

For instance, 100 is not a leap year even though it can be divided by 4, even though it should be as it is a century year. As a result, 100, 200, and 300 are not leap years. Calculate the number of years from the given question using these conditions.

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Day on 26 January 1950

We are aware that an odd number of days in a year suggests days rather than full weeks. Thus, there have been no odd days in 400, 800, 1200, 1600, or 2000 years. As a result, there were no odd days over the first 1600 years. There will be one odd day in the next 300 years.

There are 5 odd days in 49 years (12 x 2 + 37 x 1), or 61 days.

There were 6 odd days in 1949 (1 plus 5). Consider the year 1950 now. 26 days in January equals 3 weeks plus 5 extra days or 5 odd days.

Total odd days: 6 + 5 = 11; so, 4 odd days.

Sunday is the first odd day, followed by Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thus, 26 January 1950, was a Thursday.

Summary:

What was the Day on 26 January 1950?

On 26 January 1950, it was a Thursday. This can be determined by using a simple process of calculating the number of odd days between January 1, 1949, and January 26, 1950. There were 6 odd days in 1949 (1+5). For the year 1950, there were 5 odd days in January. Thus, the total number of odd days between 1949 and 1950 was 6+5=11, which is equal to 4 odd days. Therefore, January 26, 1950, was a Thursday.

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