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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)

  • 1496
    Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
  • 1777
    American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
  • 1868
    Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
  • 1925
    Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1959
    Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Who were born on January 3?

  • 106 BC
    Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
  • 1821
    Dragotin Dežman, Slovenian politician, archeologist and botanist (d. 1889)
  • 1887
    August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1937
    Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • 1942
    John Marsden, Australian lawyer (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1970
    Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • 1986
    Jacob Timpano, Australian footballer
  • 1991
    Jerson Cabral, Dutch footballer

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