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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 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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1959
    The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 1985
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan’s first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
  • 1989
    Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito
  • 1991
    Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
  • 1993
    Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
  • 1993
    The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • 1999
    The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1899
    Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1903
    Alan Napier, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1912
    Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1922
    Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager
  • 1938
    Lou Graham, American golfer
  • 1938
    Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 1944
    Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
  • 1961
    John Thune, American politician, junior senator of South Dakota
  • 1983
    Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player (raised in Puerto Rico)
  • 1985
    Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver

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