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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)

  • 1815
    Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
  • 1919
    At the Paris Peace Conference, Emir Faisal of Iraq signs an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
  • 1932
    Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.
  • 1956
    A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1958
    The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • 1961
    The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 1990
    Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1875
    Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician (d. 1950)
  • 1912
    Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • 1930
    Robert Loggia, American actor
  • 1932
    Dabney Coleman, American actor
  • 1958
    Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1977
    Michelle Stephenson, British singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1978
    Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1979
    Chris Geddes, Canadian volleyball player
  • 1980
    Bryan Clay, American decathlete
  • 1985
    John David Booty, American football player

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