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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)

  • 1527
    Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
  • 1912
    The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1925
    Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1940
    FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
  • 1944
    The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1976
    The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
  • 1993
    The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • 1993
    Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last judicial hanging in America).

Who were born on January 5?

  • 1829
    Sir Roger Ichborne, British heir (d. c. 1854)
  • 1895
    Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1906
    Kathleen Kenyon, English archaeologist (d. 1978)
  • 1908
    George Dolenz, American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1917
    Wieland Wagner, German stage director (d. 1966)
  • 1958
    Nancy Delahunt, Canadian athlete
  • 1969
    Marilyn Manson, American singer
  • 1969
    Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • 1976
    Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1985
    Diego Vera, Uruguayan footballer

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