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Tuesday January 5, 2021

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2021 was the 5th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1066
    Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 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.
  • 1854
    The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
  • 1896
    An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1911
    Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
  • 1969
    Members 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.
  • 1971
    The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1834
    William John Wills, English explorer (d. 1861)
  • 1865
    Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
  • 1904
    Erica Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
  • 1931
    Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist
  • 1942
    Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • 1950
    Krzysztof Wielicki, Polish mountaineer
  • 1961
    Iris DeMent, American songwriter and singer
  • 1962
    Danny Jackson, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1983
    Sean Dockery, American basketball player

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