January 6: Day of the Week
January 6, 2019 was the 6th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1066Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
- 1355Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
- 1839The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
- 1870The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
- 1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
- 1912German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
- 1953The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
- 1967Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
- 1992President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.
- 1993Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1655Empress Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1720)
- 1870Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
- 1933Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
- 1938Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
- 1960Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
- 1969Norman Reedus, American model and actor
- 1976Danny Pintauro, American actor
- 1976Lu Yi, Chinese actor
- 1977Marc Johnson, American skateboarder
- 1986Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
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