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Sunday January 3, 2021

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2021 was the 3rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1749
    Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • 1749
    The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark’s oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Popular Canadian-American jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
  • 1958
    The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • 1976
    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights comes into effect.
  • 1994
    More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receive South African citizenship.
  • 1999
    Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • 2004
    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1895
    Borys Lyatoshynsky, Ukrainian composer (d. 1968)
  • 1916
    Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (d. 2011)
  • 1926
    George Martin, British record producer
  • 1939
    Ruben Reyes, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1942
    John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (d. 2009)
  • 1946
    John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1953
    Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and writer
  • 1978
    Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player
  • 1987
    Leonidas Panagopoulos, Greek footballer

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