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Monday January 2, 2017

January 2: Day of the Week

January 2, 2017 was the 2nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1833
    Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands.
  • 1900
    John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
  • 1911
    A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill
  • 1927
    Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government.
  • 1941
    World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
  • 1942
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring
  • 1999
    A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported
  • 2004
    Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1884
    Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-born Israeli educator, historian and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1886
    Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
  • 1901
    Bob Marshall, American conservationist (d. 1939)
  • 1909
    Riccardo Cassin, Italian mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Isaac Asimov, American author and biochemistry professor (d. 1992)
  • 1938
    Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • 1953
    Manfred Wittke, German footballer
  • 1969
    Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian
  • 1969
    Robby Gordon, American racing driver
  • 1977
    Nikos Soultanidis, Greek footballer

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