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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.

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January 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 366
    The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire
  • 533
    Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy
  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1833
    Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
  • 1927
    Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government.
  • 1941
    World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • 1945
    World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
  • 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.
  • 2006
    An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1913
    Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Goh Kun, South Korean politician
  • 1942
    Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1944
    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  • 1947
    Valery Shary, Byelorussian Olympic champion weightlifter
  • 1961
    IJsbrand Chardon, Dutch equestrian
  • 1967
    Tia Carrere, American actress
  • 1969
    Christy Turlington, American model
  • 1972
    Hristos Meletoglou, Greek triple jumper
  • 1976
    Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress

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