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Tuesday January 2, 2018

January 2: Day of the Week

January 2, 2018 was the 2nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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

January 2018
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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
  • 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
  • 1871
    Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
  • 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
  • 1971
    The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match
  • 2001
    Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
  • 2002
    Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1727
    James Wolfe, British general (d. 1759)
  • 1905
    Michael Tippett, English composer (d. 1998)
  • 1927
    Grigoris Varfis, Greek politician
  • 1938
    Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • 1964
    Pernell Whitaker, American boxer
  • 1969
    Christy Turlington, American model
  • 1972
    Adam Elliot, Australian animator
  • 1975
    Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
  • 1976
    Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress
  • 1978
    Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American professional ballroom dancer

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