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)
- 1118Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
- 1322Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
- 1355Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
- 1579The Union of Arras is signed.
- 1661English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
- 1690Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
- 1721The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
- 1912New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
- 1947Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- 1967Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1882Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
- 1902Helmut Poppendick, German physician (d. 1994)
- 1926Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
- 1947Sandy Denny, English singer and songwriter (d. 1978)
- 1950Louis Freeh, American jurist, and 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- 1954Trudie Styler, English actress
- 1956Angus Deayton, English comedian, actor and television presenter
- 1963Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (d. 2010)
- 1969Norman Reedus, American model and actor
- 1982Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
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