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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1066
    Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1554
    A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
  • 1846
    The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1895
    Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island.
  • 1912
    The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1914
    The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
  • 1925
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1931
    Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist
  • 1931
    Robert Duvall, American actor
  • 1932
    Raisa Gorbachova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (d. 1999)
  • 1936
    Florence King, American humorist
  • 1947
    Mercury Morris, American football player
  • 1949
    George Brown, American drummer (Kool & The Gang)
  • 1953
    Mike Rann, Australian politician
  • 1965
    Vinnie Jones, British footballer-turned-actor
  • 1980
    Bennie Joppru, American football player
  • 1982
    Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist

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