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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 1759
    George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
  • 1854
    The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1940
    FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1976
    The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
  • 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?

  • 1696
    Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
  • 1779
    Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (d. 1820)
  • 1914
    George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1917
    Lucienne Day, British textile designer (d. 2010)
  • 1940
    Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
  • 1953
    George Tenet, American civil servant, university professor and 18th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1960
    Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
  • 1968
    Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor
  • 1986
    J. P. Arencibia, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Kristin Cavallari, American actress

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