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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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1431
    Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
  • 1868
    Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
  • 1911
    A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, underwent a core explosion and meltdown, killing three workers.
  • 1977
    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • 1999
    The Mars Polar Lander is launched.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1778
    Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)
  • 1821
    Dragotin Dežman, Slovenian politician, archeologist and botanist (d. 1889)
  • 1887
    Helen Parkhurst, American educator (d. 1973)
  • 1915
    Jack Levine, American painter (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Raymond Garneau, French Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1956
    Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor and director
  • 1965
    Steven A. LaChance, American Author
  • 1975
    Jason Marsden, American actor
  • 1976
    Alisen Down, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player

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