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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.

January 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1910
    The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 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.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1486
    Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
  • 1525
    Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1714
    Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • 1838
    Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
  • 1861
    János Zsupánek, Slovene (Prekmurian) poet and writer (d. 1951)
  • 1923
    Norman Kirk, New Zealander politician (d. 1974)
  • 1929
    Babrak Karmal, Afghan politician (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, Uruguayan politician
  • 1959
    Kathy Sledge, American singer
  • 1987
    Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

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