January 6: Day of the Week
January 6, 2018 was the 6th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1205Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
- 1355Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
- 1540King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
- 1690Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
- 1853President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
- 1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
- 1912New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
- 1947Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- 1978The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.
- 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?
- 1868Vittorio Monti, Italian composer (d. 1922)
- 1898James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
- 1935Nino Tempo, American singer and actor
- 1944Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
- 1948Guy Gardner, American astronaut
- 1951Don Gullett, American baseball player
- 1958Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist and newspaper editor
- 1960Paul Azinger, American golfer
- 1964Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
- 1978Bubba Franks, American football player
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