January 5, 2023 was the 5th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
January 5 Historical Event(s)
A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island.
An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
The Prague Party Conference takes place.
The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day’s labor.
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
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.
Who were born on January 5?
Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (d. 1820)
Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)
Ed Rendell, American politician and 45th Governor of Pennsylvania
Ted Lange, American actor
Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player
Kylie Bax, New Zealand model
Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
Kristin Cavallari, American actress
Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer
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