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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.

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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)

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1929
    Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
  • 1960
    National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
  • 1994
    Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 2005
    A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1898
    James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1917
    Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Sylvia Syms, English actress
  • 1937
    Lou Holtz, American football coach
  • 1964
    Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • 1968
    John Singleton, American film director
  • 1970
    Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
  • 1976
    Daniel Tynell, Swedish cross-country skiier

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