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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)

  • 1642
    King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
  • 1762
    Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
  • 1896
    Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
  • 1912
    The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
  • 1948
    Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1976
    The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • 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?

  • 1905
    Sterling Holloway, American Character Actor (d. 1992)
  • 1916
    Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1931
    Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1932
    Jorge Russek, Mexican actor (d. 1998)
  • 1933
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author
  • 1941
    George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (d. 2005)
  • 1957
    Patty Loveless, American singer
  • 1972
    Charlotte Hudson, British television presenter
  • 1982
    Lucie Škrobáková, Czech athlete
  • 1988
    Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer

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