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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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
  • 1940
    FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • 1974
    Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1993
    Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1548
    Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1879
    Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1904
    Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (d. 1997)
  • 1917
    Wieland Wagner, German stage director (d. 1966)
  • 1931
    Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist
  • 1942
    Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • 1942
    Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1968
    Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor
  • 1988
    Pauline, French singer
  • 1991
    Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer

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