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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.
  • 1649
    English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
  • 1896
    Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
  • 1912
    The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
  • 1958
    Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
  • 1965
    United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
  • 1974
    United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • 1998
    Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • 2004
    Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
  • 2010
    The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1892
    Maria Diaz Cortes, Spanish supercentarian (d. 2009)
  • 1895
    Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • 1896
    André Masson, French artist (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia
  • 1934
    Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • 1940
    Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Arthur Conley, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1954
    Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, mother of Beyoncé
  • 1959
    Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  • 1988
    Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer

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