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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
  • 1833
    Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
  • 1871
    Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
  • 1900
    John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with 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
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring
  • 1955
    Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated
  • 1959
    Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 1992
    Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.
  • 2002
    Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1928
    Robert Goralski, American journalist (d. 1988)
  • 1947
    Valery Shary, Byelorussian Olympic champion weightlifter
  • 1958
    Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  • 1961
    Robert Wexler, American politician
  • 1968
    Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
  • 1972
    Christopher Lennertz, American composer
  • 1976
    Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1980
    Jérôme Pineau, French cyclist
  • 1980
    Mac Danzig, American Mixed martial arts combatant
  • 1987
    Shelley Hennig, American actress

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