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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)

  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 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
  • 1791
    Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
  • 1860
    The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 2002
    Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1836
    Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
  • 1873
    Antonie Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer and Marxist theorist (d. 1960)
  • 1905
    Luigi Zampa, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1913
    Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004)
  • 1917
    Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1947
    Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • 1948
    Judith Miller, American journalist
  • 1956
    Lynda Barry, American cartoonist
  • 1977
    Brian Boucher, American professional ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Ryan Garko, American baseball player

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