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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1431
    Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
  • 1749
    The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark’s oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
  • 1848
    Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Liberia.
  • 1870
    The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
  • 1888
    The refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
  • 1925
    Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
  • 1945
    World War II: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa in Japan.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1806
    Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1887
    August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1907
    Ray Milland, British actor (d. 1986)
  • 1911
    John Sturges, American director (d. 1982)
  • 1916
    Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (d. 2011)
  • 1924
    Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1972
    Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • 1974
    Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • 1976
    Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor
  • 1991
    Jerson Cabral, Dutch footballer

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