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Monday January 6, 2020

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2020 was the 6th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 360 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • 1449
    Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1690
    Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1960
    National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
  • 1993
    Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
  • 1994
    Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1819
    Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1870
    Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1898
    James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1903
    Francis L. Sullivan, English actor (d. 1956)
  • 1912
    Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1921
    Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (d. 1998)
  • 1925
    John DeLorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
  • 1973
    Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Paul Grant, American basketball player

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