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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1749
    The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark’s oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
  • 1848
    Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Liberia.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
  • 1961
    The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, underwent a core explosion and meltdown, killing three workers.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 1996
    The Motorola StarTAC, the first flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.
  • 2004
    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1873
    Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • 1883
    Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1892
    J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 1973)
  • 1900
    Donald J. Russell, North American railroad executive (d. 1985)
  • 1925
    Jill Balcon, British actress (d. 2009)
  • 1944
    David Atherton, British conductor
  • 1953
    Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and writer
  • 1954
    Ned Lamont, American businessman and political figure
  • 1963
    Jerome Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1978
    Kimberley Locke, American singer

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