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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)

  • 1066
    Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1477
    Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
  • 1846
    The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
  • 1974
    An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1976
    Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
  • 1976
    The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1717
    William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
  • 1900
    Yves Tanguy, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1914
    George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1945
    Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
  • 1958
    Nancy Delahunt, Canadian athlete
  • 1960
    Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1968
    Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
  • 1970
    Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
  • 1982
    Norichika Aoki, Japanese baseball player

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