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)
- 1598Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
- 1904The distress signal “CQD” is established only to be replaced two years later by “SOS”.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
- 1954Georgetown-IBM experiment: the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
- 1959The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
- 1990The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
- 1991Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
- 1999The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.
Who were born on January 7?
- 1706Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
- 1837Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line shipping company (d. 1899)
- 1860Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
- 1876William Hurlstone, English composer (d. 1906)
- 1899Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
- 1928William Peter Blatty, American screenwriter
- 1941Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
- 1950Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
- 1973Baiba Broka, Latvian actress
- 1988Haley Bennett, American singer and actress
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