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Monday January 4, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.

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January 4 Historical Event(s)

  • 1642
    King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
  • 1649
    English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
  • 1865
    The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
  • 1878
    Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
  • 1896
    Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 1959
    Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
  • 1976
    The Reavey and O'Dowd killings take place (part of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • 1999
    Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • 2004
    Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.

Who were born on January 4?

  • 1848
    Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1913
    Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • 1940
    Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Charlie Manuel, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948
    Wolfgang Mulack, German footballer
  • 1956
    Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1960
    April Winchell, American actress
  • 1961
    Lee Curreri, American actor
  • 1964
    Tom Westman, American reality-show contestant

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