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Monday January 2, 2017

January 2: Day of the Week

January 2, 2017 was the 2nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn 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.

January 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 366
    The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China
  • 1911
    A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill
  • 1942
    World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces
  • 1949
    Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1959
    Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 1999
    A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported
  • 2001
    Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 2004
    Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1873
    Antonie Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer and Marxist theorist (d. 1960)
  • 1905
    Luigi Zampa, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1946
    Richard Cole, English tour manager
  • 1953
    Jacques Tichelaar, a Dutch politician and trade union leader
  • 1953
    Manfred Wittke, German footballer
  • 1953
    Vincent Racaniello American virologist
  • 1963
    Edgar Martínez, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
  • 1972
    Hristos Meletoglou, Greek triple jumper
  • 1981
    Hanno Balitsch, German footballer

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