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Wednesday January 4, 2017

January 4: Day of the Week

January 4, 2017 was the 4th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
  • 1847
    Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
  • 1885
    The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
  • 1955
    The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
  • 1959
    Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • 1974
    United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • 1998
    A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 1999
    Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • 2004
    Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
  • 2006
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1848
    Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1916
    Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1933
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author
  • 1940
    Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Charlie Manuel, American baseball player and manager
  • 1963
    Dave Foley, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1964
    Tom Westman, American reality-show contestant
  • 1973
    Greg de Vries, Canadian hockey player
  • 1976
    Ted Lilly, American baseball player
  • 2000
    Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress

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