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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.

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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.
  • 1942
    World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
  • 1950
    A fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people.
  • 1968
    Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1984
    Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
  • 1993
    The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • 2010
    Muslim 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?

  • 1837
    Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line shipping company (d. 1899)
  • 1891
    Zora Neale Hurston, African-American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1899
    Francis Poulenc, French composer (d. 1963)
  • 1906
    Bobbi Trout, American aviator (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • 1950
    Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1953
    Morris Titanic, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Michelle Behennah, British model
  • 1979
    Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1990
    Camryn Grimes, American actress

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