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Tuesday January 3, 2017

January 3: Day of the Week

January 3, 2017 was the 3rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1938
    The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1947
    Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
  • 1958
    The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • 1961
    The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 1990
    Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
  • 1994
    More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receive South African citizenship.
  • 1997
    China announces it will spend US$27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow River valleys.

Who were born on January 3?

  • 1722
    Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • 1831
    Savitribai Phule, Indian social activist and educator (d. 1897)
  • 1886
    Josephine Hull, American actress (d. 1957)
  • 1892
    J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 1973)
  • 1917
    Albert Mol, Dutch author, actor and TV personality (d. 2002)
  • 1922
    Bill Travers, British actor and director (d. 1994)
  • 1926
    W. Michael Blumenthal, American businessman, civil servant, and 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1945
    Stephen Stills, American musician
  • 1966
    Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • 1976
    Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor

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