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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.

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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)

  • 1749
    The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark’s oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
  • 1777
    American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
  • 1925
    Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
  • 1945
    World War II: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan.
  • 1949
    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
  • 1956
    A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1961
    Finland’s worst civilian aviation accident takes place when Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 1977
    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1862
    Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
  • 1887
    Helen Parkhurst, American educator (d. 1973)
  • 1907
    Ray Milland, British actor (d. 1986)
  • 1932
    Tongolele, American-born Mexican dancer
  • 1946
    John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1958
    James J. Greco, American businessman
  • 1958
    Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1974
    Robert-Jan Derksen, Dutch professional golfer
  • 1978
    Mike York, American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer

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