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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1492
    Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
  • 1788
    Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
  • 1900
    John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
  • 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
    World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces
  • 1945
    World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
  • 1949
    Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 1959
    Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
  • 1971
    The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1833
    Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1949
    Christopher Durang, American playwright
  • 1961
    Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
  • 1971
    Markus Hoffmann, German actor (d. 1997)
  • 1971
    Yutaka Takenouchi, Japanese actor
  • 1972
    Adam Elliot, Australian animator
  • 1973
    Will Kirby, American actor
  • 1974
    Jason de Vos, Canadian footballer
  • 1975
    Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
  • 1982
    Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker

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