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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1675Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
- 1846The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
- 1900Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
- 1909Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
- 1918The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
- 1925Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
- 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.
- 1991Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
- 2008Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.
Who were born on January 5?
- 1866Dimitrios Gounaris, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
- 1893Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
- 1908George Dolenz, American actor (d. 1963)
- 1909Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-born American sculptor, muralist, photographer (d. 1995)
- 1911Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
- 1914George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)
- 1924Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist (d. 1963)
- 1975Mike Grier, American ice hockey player
- 1975Warrick Dunn, American football player
- 1981Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
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