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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)

  • 1854
    The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
  • 1884
    The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • 1885
    The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 1965
    United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
  • 1972
    Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1974
    United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • 1976
    The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • 1989
    Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 “Floggers” are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
  • 1998
    A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1931
    Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1956
    Bernard Sumner, English musician (Joy Division, New Order, Electronic)
  • 1958
    Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
  • 1958
    Julian Sands, English actor
  • 1960
    April Winchell, American actress
  • 1966
    Deana Carter, American singer
  • 1973
    Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
  • 1979
    Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
  • 1985
    Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1990
    Toni Kroos, German footballer

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