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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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

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January 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1325
    Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
  • 1558
    France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
  • 1610
    Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able distinguish the last two until the following day.
  • 1904
    The distress signal “CQD” is established only to be replaced two years later by “SOS”.
  • 1919
    Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
  • 1948
    Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1960
    The Polaris missile is test launched.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1528
    Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (d. 1572)
  • 1873
    Adolph Zukor, Hungarian producer (d. 1976)
  • 1956
    Uwe Ochsenknecht, German actor and singer
  • 1957
    Reena Roy, Indian actress
  • 1961
    Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
  • 1961
    John Thune, American politician, junior senator of South Dakota
  • 1983
    Robert Ri'chard, American actor
  • 1985
    Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver
  • 1988
    Haley Bennett, American singer and actress
  • 1991
    Max Morrow, Canadian actor

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