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Friday January 6, 2017

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1449
    Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
  • 1993
    Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1525
    Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1850
    Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)
  • 1916
    Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    E. L. Doctorow, American author
  • 1933
    Fred L. Turner, American restaurant industry executive
  • 1934
    Sylvia Syms, English actress
  • 1963
    Norm Charlton, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Mark O'Toole, English musician (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 1982
    Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Andy Carroll, English footballer

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