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Sunday January 2, 2022

January 2: Day of the Week

January 2, 2022 was the 2nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2022
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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)

  • 1791
    Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
  • 1818
    The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
  • 1860
    The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
  • 1900
    John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China
  • 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
  • 1945
    World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
  • 1959
    Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 1992
    Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.
  • 2001
    Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1870
    Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (d. 1938)
  • 1901
    Bob Marshall, American conservationist (d. 1939)
  • 1933
    Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Péter Eötvös, Hungarian composer and conductor
  • 1947
    Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • 1951
    Jim Essian, American baseball player
  • 1953
    Jacques Tichelaar, a Dutch politician and trade union leader
  • 1961
    Todd Haynes, American film director
  • 1969
    Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian
  • 1975
    Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player

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