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Friday January 3, 2020

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2020 was the 3rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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

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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 3: This Day in History

The Perihelion, the point in the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

January 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1777
    American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
  • 1870
    The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
  • 1925
    Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
  • 1932
    Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.
  • 1944
    World War II: Top Ace Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 1959
    Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 1976
    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights comes into effect.
  • 1977
    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1862
    Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
  • 1876
    Wilhelm Pieck, East Germany statesman (d. 1960)
  • 1949
    Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • 1958
    James J. Greco, American businessman
  • 1963
    Alex Wheatle, British novelist
  • 1977
    Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress
  • 1978
    Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player
  • 1978
    Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1980
    Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Bryan Clay, American decathlete

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