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Friday January 5, 2018

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2018 was the 5th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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.
  • 1900
    Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1913
    First Balkan War: During the Naval Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
  • 1914
    The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1925
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1933
    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1667
    Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (d. 1740)
  • 1864
    Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
  • 1895
    Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1902
    Stella Gibbons, English novelist (d. 1989)
  • 1921
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer (d. 1990)
  • 1947
    Mercury Morris, American football player
  • 1957
    Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1961
    Iris DeMent, American songwriter and singer
  • 1966
    Kate Schellenbach, American drummer (Luscious Jackson)
  • 1986
    Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress

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