January 4: Day of the Week
January 4, 2017 was the 4th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1490Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of Lese-majesty.
- 1649English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
- 1762Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
- 1865The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
- 1912The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal charter.
- 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.
- 1998Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
- 1999Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
- 2004Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution.
- 2007The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
Who were born on January 4?
- 1895Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
- 1900James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
- 1941John Bennett Perry, American actor
- 1944Charlie Manuel, American baseball player and manager
- 1945Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1966Deana Carter, American singer
- 1976Ted Lilly, American baseball player
- 1977Dan Shanahan, Irish hurler
- 1980Bobbi Eden, Dutch pornographic actress
- 1985Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
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