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Thursday January 5, 2017

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2017 was the 5th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1477
    Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
  • 1675
    Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
  • 1759
    George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1945
    The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1991
    Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
  • 2005
    Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1592
    Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
  • 1902
    Stella Gibbons, English novelist (d. 1989)
  • 1911
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • 1929
    Wilbert Harrison, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1938
    Jim Otto, American football player
  • 1941
    Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1942
    Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
  • 1960
    Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1986
    Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress

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