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Tuesday January 3, 2017

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2017 was the 3rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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 3: This Day in History

The Perihelion, the point in the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

January 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1782
    Sylhet District in north-east Bangladesh is established
  • 1815
    Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
  • 1823
    Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
  • 1870
    The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
  • 1919
    At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal of Iraq signs an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
  • 1933
    Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • 1947
    Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
  • 1949
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1196
    Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
  • 1719
    Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1806
    Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1924
    Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur, former owner and now honorary president of Aston Villa F.C.
  • 1934
    Carla Hills, American jurist, civil servant, and 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1942
    John Marsden, Australian lawyer (d. 2006)
  • 1971
    Cory Cross, Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1972
    Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • 1978
    Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1986
    Jessica O'Rourke, American footballer

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