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Wednesday January 5, 2022

January 5: Day of the Week

January 5, 2022 was the 5th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2022
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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)

  • 1554
    A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 1782
    American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
  • 1896
    An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
  • 1900
    Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1914
    The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
  • 1940
    FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
  • 1974
    Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1975
    The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1993
    Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).
  • 1996
    Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1855
    King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
  • 1866
    Dimitrios Gounaris, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
  • 1874
    Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1911
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • 1917
    Francis L. Kellogg, American diplomat and socialite (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Sam Phillips, American music producer (d. 2003)
  • 1932
    Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and writer
  • 1942
    Charlie Rose, American talk show host
  • 1969
    Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • 1979
    Masami Tanaka, Japanese swimmer

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