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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1860
    The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
  • 1871
    Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
  • 1941
    World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • 1949
    Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1971
    The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match
  • 1974
    President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo
  • 1992
    Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1822
    Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (d. 1888)
  • 1886
    Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
  • 1916
    Zypora Spaisman, Polish-born American Yiddish theatre actress and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1940
    Jim Bakker, American televangelist
  • 1952
    Christine Lavin, American singer-songwriter
  • 1966
    Kate Hodge, American actress
  • 1977
    Stefan Koubek, Austrian tennis player
  • 1978
    Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American professional ballroom dancer
  • 1986
    Troy Andrews, American musician
  • 1988
    Damien Tussac, French-born German rugby player

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