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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 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.

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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.
  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 1690
    Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1882
    Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1902
    Helmut Poppendick, German physician (d. 1994)
  • 1926
    Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1947
    Sandy Denny, English singer and songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1950
    Louis Freeh, American jurist, and 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1954
    Trudie Styler, English actress
  • 1956
    Angus Deayton, English comedian, actor and television presenter
  • 1963
    Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1969
    Norman Reedus, American model and actor
  • 1982
    Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality

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