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.
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)
- 1492Reconquista: the emirate of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders
- 1788Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
- 1900John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
- 1927Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government.
- 1941World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
- 1942World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces
- 1945World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
- 1949Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico
- 1959Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union
- 1971The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match
Who were born on January 2?
- 1833Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
- 1949Christopher Durang, American playwright
- 1961Gabrielle Carteris, American actress
- 1971Markus Hoffmann, German actor (d. 1997)
- 1971Yutaka Takenouchi, Japanese actor
- 1972Adam Elliot, Australian animator
- 1973Will Kirby, American actor
- 1974Jason de Vos, Canadian footballer
- 1975Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
- 1982Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker
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