January 6: Day of the Week
January 6, 2017 was the 6th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1066Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
- 1118Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
- 1205Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
- 1900Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
- 1910The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
- 1929King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
- 1951Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
- 1953The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
- 1960National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
- 1994Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1486Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
- 1525Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
- 1714Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
- 1838Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
- 1861János Zsupánek, Slovene (Prekmurian) poet and writer (d. 1951)
- 1923Norman Kirk, New Zealander politician (d. 1974)
- 1929Babrak Karmal, Afghan politician (d. 1996)
- 1936Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, Uruguayan politician
- 1959Kathy Sledge, American singer
- 1987Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer
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