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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1854The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
- 1865The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
- 1885The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
- 1951Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
- 1959Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
- 1976The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
- 2004Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
- 2004Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
- 2006Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1832George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
- 1893Yone Minagawa, Japanese supercentarian (d. 2007)
- 1923Don Butterfield, American jazz and classical tuba player (d. 2006)
- 1940Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
- 1965Guy Forget, French tennis player
- 1968Mike Wilpolt, American arena football head coach
- 1971Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
- 1979Charity Rahmer, American actress
- 1979Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver
- 1990Toni Kroos, German footballer
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