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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)

  • 1477
    Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1968
    Alexander Dubček comes to power: “Prague Spring” begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1971
    The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 1972
    U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
  • 1991
    Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
  • 1996
    Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
  • 2005
    Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1209
    Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans (d. 1272)
  • 1902
    Stella Gibbons, English novelist (d. 1989)
  • 1917
    Wieland Wagner, German stage director (d. 1966)
  • 1922
    Sir Anthony Synnot, Australian naval officer (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Mary Gaudron, Australian jurist
  • 1983
    Sean Dockery, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Kristin Cavallari, American actress
  • 1991
    Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer
  • 1999
    Marc Yu, American musician

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