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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1527Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
- 1846The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
- 1912The Prague Party Conference takes place.
- 1957In a speech given to the United States Congress, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
- 1969Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
- 1974Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
- 1976Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
- 1976The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
- 2003Police arrest seven suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
- 2008Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1900Yves Tanguy, French painter (d. 1955)
- 1943Mary Gaudron, Australian jurist
- 1946Diane Keaton, American actress
- 1950Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
- 1956Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer
- 1958Ron Kittle, American baseball player
- 1960Phil Thornalley, English bass guitarist (The Cure)
- 1969Marilyn Manson, American singer
- 1979Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
- 1991Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer
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