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Wednesday January 3, 2018

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2018 was the 3rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1782
    Sylhet District in north-east Bangladesh is established
  • 1868
    Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
  • 1932
    Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers fired by the United Fruit Company.
  • 1947
    Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
  • 1953
    Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1956
    A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1957
    The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
  • 1961
    The SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, underwent a core explosion and meltdown, killing three workers.
  • 1961
    The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 1999
    The Mars Polar Lander is launched.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1196
    Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
  • 1810
    Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer (d. 1897)
  • 1836
    Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • 1915
    Mady Rahl, German actress (d. 2009)
  • 1946
    Cissy King, American entertainer
  • 1952
    Gianfranco Fini, Italian politician
  • 1954
    Ross the Boss, American guitarist
  • 1963
    Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler
  • 1986
    Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
  • 1987
    Anchal Joseph Indian/American fashion model

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