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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.

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January 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1477
    Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
  • 1500
    Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
  • 1846
    The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1896
    An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1914
    The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1957
    In a speech given to the United States Congress, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • 1968
    Alexander Dubček comes to power: “Prague Spring” begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1917
    Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1922
    Sir Anthony Synnot, Australian naval officer (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist (d. 1963)
  • 1930
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1952
    Uli Hoeneß, German footballer/manager
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
  • 1960
    Phil Thornalley, English bass guitarist (The Cure)
  • 1969
    Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • 1975
    Warrick Dunn, American football player

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