Thursday January 4, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 4: Day of the Week

January 4, 2024 was the 4th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.

January 4 Historical Event(s)

1490
Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of Lese-majesty.
1642
King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
1762
Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
1878
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
1944
World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
1951
Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
1955
The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
1958
Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
1974
United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
1987
The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.

Who were born on January 4?

1672
Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
1894
Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
1933
Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia
1941
John Bennett Perry, American actor
1954
Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, mother of Beyoncé
1958
Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
1960
April Winchell, American actress
1975
Jill Marie Jones, American actress
1980
Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
1985
Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver

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