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Thursday January 4, 2018

January 4: Day of the Week

January 4, 2018 was the 4th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
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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 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 46 BC
    Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
  • 1847
    Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
  • 1854
    The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
  • 1878
    Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 1972
    Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1989
    Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 “Floggers” are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
  • 2004
    Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
  • 2006
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • 2010
    The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1902
    John McCone, American businessman, civil servant, and 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)
  • 1924
    Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • 1930
    Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1951
    Barbara Cochran, American alpine skier
  • 1956
    Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1961
    Sidney Green, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
  • 1978
    Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
  • 1980
    Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
  • 1982
    Richard Logan, English footballer

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