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.
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)
- 1205Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
- 1322Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
- 1579The Union of Arras is signed.
- 1690Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
- 1781In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
- 1853President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
- 1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
- 1910The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
- 1967Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
- 1993Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1811Charles Sumner, American politician (d. 1874)
- 1916Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
- 1934Sylvia Syms, English actress
- 1962Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)
- 1964Denise Borino, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1964Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
- 1966Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
- 1973Vasso Karantasiou, Greek beach volleyball player
- 1975Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1982Brian Bass, American baseball player
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