January 1, 1863: Day of the Week
January 1, 1863 was the 1st day of the year 1863 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 364 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
A person born on this day will be 154 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $551.37 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.
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Here’s the January 1863 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1863 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 1, 1863 Historical Event(s)
- 1863American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory.
- 1863The first claim under the Homestead Act is made by Daniel Freeman for a farm in Nebraska.
Who was born on January 1, 1863?
- 1863Pierre de Coubertin, French aristocrat and founder of the modern Olympic Games (d. 1937)
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