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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
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January 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1325Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
- 1558France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
- 1942World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
- 1950A fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people.
- 1968Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
- 1980President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
- 1984Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- 1990The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
- 1993The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
- 2010Muslim 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?
- 1837Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line shipping company (d. 1899)
- 1891Zora Neale Hurston, African-American writer (d. 1960)
- 1899Francis Poulenc, French composer (d. 1963)
- 1906Bobbi Trout, American aviator (d. 2003)
- 1924Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
- 1950Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
- 1953Morris Titanic, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977Michelle Behennah, British model
- 1979Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian racing driver
- 1990Camryn Grimes, American actress
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