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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 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.

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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.

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January 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1492
    Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1912
    New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
  • 1978
    The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1799
    Jedediah Strong Smith, American hunter and explorer (d. 1831)
  • 1819
    Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1878
    Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
  • 1916
    Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Trudie Styler, English actress
  • 1965
    Bjørn Lomborg, Danish political scientist
  • 1974
    Paul Grant, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Paul McShane, Irish footballer
  • 1987
    Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

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