Wednesday January 3, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2024 was the 3rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 363 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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.

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)

1823
Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
1868
Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
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.
1957
The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
1959
Separatists in the Maldives declare the establishment of the United Suvadive Republic.
1961
The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, underwent a core explosion and meltdown, killing three workers.
1996
The Motorola StarTAC, the first flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.
1997
China announces it will spend US$27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow River valleys.
1999
Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
1999
The Mars Polar Lander is launched.

Who were born on January 3?

1898
Carlos Keller, Chilean fascist politician (d. 1974)
1907
Ray Milland, British actor (d. 1986)
1935
Raymond Garneau, French Canadian politician and businessman
1944
Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer
1957
Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
1969
Michael Schumacher, German race car driver
1980
David Tyree, American football player
1982
Lasse Nilsson, Swedish footballer
1986
Jacob Timpano, Australian footballer
1989
Julia Nunes, American singer and ukulele player

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