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Saturday January 2, 2021

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

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

January 2021

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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)

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1791
    Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Russian garrison surrenders at Port Arthur, China
  • 1911
    A 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
  • 1920
    The second Palmer Raid takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities.
  • 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
  • 1955
    Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated
  • 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

Who were born on January 2?

  • 1836
    Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
  • 1837
    Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (d. 1910)
  • 1857
    Martha Carey Thomas, American educator, suffragist, and second President of Bryn Mawr College (d. 1935)
  • 1860
    William Corless Mills, American museum curator (d. 1928)
  • 1896
    Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
  • 1932
    Peter Redgrove, British poet (d. 2003)
  • 1933
    Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    Ian Brady, British serial killer
  • 1972
    Hristos Meletoglou, Greek triple jumper
  • 1980
    Annie Bellemare, Canadian Figure Skater

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