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Sunday January 5, 2020

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2020 was the 5th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.

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January 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1500
    Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1940
    FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
  • 1944
    The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1993
    The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1592
    Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
  • 1874
    Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1879
    Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1909
    Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-born American sculptor, muralist, photographer (d. 1995)
  • 1926
    Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • 1945
    Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
  • 1948
    Ted Lange, American actor
  • 1969
    Marilyn Manson, American singer
  • 1975
    Bradley Cooper, American actor
  • 1988
    Pauline, French singer

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