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.
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)
- 1782The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
- 1894William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
- 1919Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
- 1922Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.
- 1931Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand’s west coast.
- 1935Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
- 1954Georgetown-IBM experiment: the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
- 1960The Polaris missile is test launched.
- 1980President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
- 1993The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
Who were born on January 7?
- 1888Vera de Bosset, Russian artist, wife of Igor Stravinsky (d. 1982)
- 1899Francis Poulenc, French composer (d. 1963)
- 1903Alan Napier, English actor (d. 1988)
- 1929Terry Moore, American actress
- 1934Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
- 1950Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer-songwriter
- 1978Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian shooting victim (d. 2005)
- 1981Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player (raised in Puerto Rico)
- 1985Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver
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