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Thursday January 5, 2017

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2017 was the 5th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1477
    Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
  • 1896
    An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
  • 1900
    Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1911
    Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
  • 1913
    First Balkan War: During the Naval Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
  • 1925
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1991
    Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1587
    Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
  • 1778
    Zebulon Pike, American explorer (d. 1813)
  • 1900
    Yves Tanguy, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1909
    Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (d. 1994)
  • 1921
    Paul Governali, American professional football player (d. 1978)
  • 1932
    Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and writer
  • 1945
    Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
  • 1960
    Phil Thornalley, English bass guitarist (The Cure)
  • 1964
    Grant Young (musician), American drummer (Soul Asylum)
  • 1991
    Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer

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