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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.

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January 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
  • 1865
    The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
  • 1884
    The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • 1896
    Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
  • 1955
    The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
  • 1972
    Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1976
    The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • 1987
    The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
  • 1999
    Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • 1999
    Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshiping in an Islamabad, Pakistan mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1735
    Claude Martin, French then British General (d. 1800)
  • 1809
    Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (d. 1852)
  • 1916
    Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1937
    Dyan Cannon, American actress
  • 1940
    Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942
    John McLaughlin, English jazz guitarist
  • 1960
    Michael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.)
  • 1967
    Johnny Nelson, English boxer
  • 1982
    Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
  • 1982
    Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer

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