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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 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.

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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)

  • 1675
    Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
  • 1846
    The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1900
    Irish leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1909
    Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
  • 1918
    The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1925
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War.
  • 2008
    Mikheil Saakashvili wins his second term as President of Georgia in the snap election.

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1866
    Dimitrios Gounaris, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
  • 1893
    Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
  • 1908
    George Dolenz, American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1909
    Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-born American sculptor, muralist, photographer (d. 1995)
  • 1911
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • 1914
    George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1924
    Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist (d. 1963)
  • 1975
    Mike Grier, American ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Warrick Dunn, American football player
  • 1981
    Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer

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