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Sunday January 5, 2020

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

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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)

  • 1527
    Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
  • 1846
    The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1912
    The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1957
    In a speech given to the United States Congress, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • 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
    Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1976
    Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
  • 1976
    The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
  • 2003
    Police arrest seven suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1900
    Yves Tanguy, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1943
    Mary Gaudron, Australian jurist
  • 1946
    Diane Keaton, American actress
  • 1950
    Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1956
    Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer
  • 1958
    Ron Kittle, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Phil Thornalley, English bass guitarist (The Cure)
  • 1969
    Marilyn Manson, American singer
  • 1979
    Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • 1991
    Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer

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