January 2: Day of the Week
January 2, 2021 was the 2nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1871Amadeus I becomes King of Spain
- 1900John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China
- 1911A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill
- 1927Angered by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, Catholic rebels in Mexico rebelled against the government.
- 1935Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh
- 1945World War II: Nuremberg, Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allied forces
- 1971The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match
- 1999A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported
- 2001Sila María Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico
- 2006An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition.
Who were born on January 2?
- 1928Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
- 1938Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
- 1949Leijn Loevesijn, Dutch cyclist
- 1951Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
- 1951Jim Essian, American baseball player
- 1955Vivien Savage, French singer
- 1961Craig James, American football player
- 1972Hristos Meletoglou, Greek triple jumper
- 1978Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American professional ballroom dancer
- 1981Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player
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