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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1521
    Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
  • 1815
    Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • 1938
    The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1944
    World War II: Top Ace Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 1961
    Finland’s worst civilian aviation accident takes place when Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
  • 1999
    The Mars Polar Lander is launched.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 106 BC
    Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
  • 1719
    Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1916
    Maxene Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1946
    John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1954
    Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1964
    Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1981
    Naresh Iyer, Indian singer
  • 1985
    Evan Moore, American football player

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