January 4: Day of the Week
January 4, 2021 was the 4th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1642King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
- 1762Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
- 1863The New Apostolic Church, a Christian and chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany.
- 1885The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
- 1896Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
- 1903Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.
- 1912The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
- 1944World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
- 1987The 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.
- 2010The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1874Josef Suk, Czech composer (d. 1935)
- 1878A. E. Coppard, English poet and short story writer (d. 1957)
- 1932Jorge Russek, Mexican actor (d. 1998)
- 1941Maureen Reagan, American political activist (d. 2001)
- 1953Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
- 1976Ted Lilly, American baseball player
- 1979Charity Rahmer, American actress
- 1980Alexandra Jiménez, Spanish actress
- 1986Steve Slaton, American football player
- 1991Stefan Nenadović, Montenegrin footballer
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