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

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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)

  • 1066
    Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1500
    Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
  • 1846
    The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1933
    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 2003
    Police arrest seven suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1880
    Nikolay Medtner, Russian composer (d. 1951)
  • 1904
    Erica Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
  • 1904
    Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (d. 1997)
  • 1911
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer (d. 1990)
  • 1926
    Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • 1930
    Alfred Masini, American television producer (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1968
    Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1971
    Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress

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