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.
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.
- 1649English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
- 1865The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
- 1878Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
- 1896Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
- 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)
- 1999Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
- 2004Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1848Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
- 1913Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (d. 2007)
- 1927Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
- 1940Brian David Josephson, Welsh physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1944Charlie Manuel, American baseball player and manager
- 1948Wolfgang Mulack, German footballer
- 1956Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
- 1960April Winchell, American actress
- 1961Lee Curreri, American actor
- 1964Tom Westman, American reality-show contestant
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