January 4: Day of the Week
January 4, 2022 was the 4th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1847Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
- 1944World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
- 1948Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1951Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
- 1958Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
- 1965United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address.
- 1976The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
- 1999Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshiping in an Islamabad, Pakistan mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
- 2006Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
- 2007The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1341Wat Tyler leader of the English Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 (d. 1381)
- 1720Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer (d. 1774)
- 1910Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
- 1930Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1941John Bennett Perry, American actor
- 1947Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
- 1959Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
- 1975Jill Marie Jones, American actress
- 1978Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
- 1979Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
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