January 4, 2024 was the 4th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 362 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
January 4 Historical Event(s)
Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of Lese-majesty.
King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England’s slide into civil war.
Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins.
Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
The Greek National Radical Union is formed by Konstantinos Karamanlis.
Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people.
Who were born on January 4?
Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia
John Bennett Perry, American actor
Tina Knowles, American fashion designer, mother of Beyoncé
Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
April Winchell, American actress
Jill Marie Jones, American actress
Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist
Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
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