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.
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 BCJulius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
- 1847Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
- 1854The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
- 1878Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
- 1951Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
- 1972Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, England, United Kingdom.
- 1989Second 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.
- 2004Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
- 2006Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
- 2010The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1902John McCone, American businessman, civil servant, and 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)
- 1924Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
- 1930Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1951Barbara Cochran, American alpine skier
- 1956Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
- 1961Sidney Green, American basketball player
- 1977Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
- 1978Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
- 1980Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
- 1982Richard Logan, English footballer
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