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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1853President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
- 1912German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
- 1929Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
- 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.
- 2005A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1587Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
- 1898James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
- 1917Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
- 1920John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
- 1934Sylvia Syms, English actress
- 1937Lou Holtz, American football coach
- 1964Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
- 1968John Singleton, American film director
- 1970Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
- 1976Daniel Tynell, Swedish cross-country skiier
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