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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 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.

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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)

  • 1598
    Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
  • 1904
    The distress signal “CQD” is established only to be replaced two years later by “SOS”.
  • 1931
    Guy 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.
  • 1935
    Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
  • 1945
    World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • 1954
    Georgetown-IBM experiment: the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
  • 1959
    The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
  • 1991
    Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
  • 1999
    The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1706
    Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
  • 1837
    Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line shipping company (d. 1899)
  • 1860
    Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
  • 1876
    William Hurlstone, English composer (d. 1906)
  • 1899
    Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1928
    William Peter Blatty, American screenwriter
  • 1941
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Baiba Broka, Latvian actress
  • 1988
    Haley Bennett, American singer and actress

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