January 4: Day of the Week
January 4, 2020 was the 4th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1762Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
- 1847Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
- 1884The Fabian Society is founded in London.
- 1944World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
- 1955The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
- 1974United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
- 1989Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 “Floggers” are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
- 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?
- 1941George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (d. 2005)
- 1943Hwang Sok-yong, Korean writer
- 1954Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, mother of Beyoncé
- 1965Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
- 1967David Toms, American golfer
- 1969Corie Blount, American basketball player
- 1977Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
- 1978Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
- 1979Charity Rahmer, American actress
- 1990Alberto Paloschi, Italian footballer
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