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)
- 1762Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
- 1854The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.
- 1884The Fabian Society is founded in London.
- 1896Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
- 1944World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1710Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (d. 1736)
- 1813Isaac Pitman, English inventor (d. 1897)
- 1931Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
- 1940Helmut Jahn, German architect
- 1960Michael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.)
- 1965Guy Forget, French tennis player
- 1977Dan Shanahan, Irish hurler
- 1980Alexandra Jiménez, Spanish actress
- 1980Bobbi Eden, Dutch pornographic actress
- 1989Graham Rahal, American race car driver
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