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.
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)
- 1791Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
- 1818The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded
- 1860The discovery of the planet Vulcan is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, France
- 1900John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China
- 1942The 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
- 1945World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
- 1959Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
- 1992Leaders of armed opposition declare the President Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia.
- 2001Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
Who were born on January 2?
- 1870Ernst Barlach, German sculptor (d. 1938)
- 1901Bob Marshall, American conservationist (d. 1939)
- 1933Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
- 1944Péter Eötvös, Hungarian composer and conductor
- 1947Jack Hanna, American zoologist
- 1951Jim Essian, American baseball player
- 1953Jacques Tichelaar, a Dutch politician and trade union leader
- 1961Todd Haynes, American film director
- 1969Patrick Huard, Quebec actor and comedian
- 1975Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
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