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Saturday January 7, 2017

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2017 was the 7th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1558
    France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
  • 1598
    Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
  • 1919
    Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
  • 1920
    The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
  • 1922
    Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.
  • 1945
    World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • 1948
    Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1952
    President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1973
    Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
  • 2010
    Muslim gunmen open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians leaving church after celebrating a midnight Christmas mass, killing eight of them as well as one Muslim bystander.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1933
    Elliott Kastner, American film producer (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Charles Jenkins, American sprinter
  • 1956
    David Caruso, American actor
  • 1957
    Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1961
    John Thune, American politician, junior senator of South Dakota
  • 1967
    Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster
  • 1967
    Nick Clegg, British Liberal Democrat Leader
  • 1970
    Todd Day, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Diego Balbinot, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater

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