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Wednesday January 6, 2021

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2021 was the 6th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 1978
    The 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.
  • 2005
    A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1580
    (baptised) John Smith of Jamestown (d. 1631)
  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1899
    Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1928
    Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
  • 1951
    Kim Wilson, American musician (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1952
    Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1956
    Angus Deayton, English comedian, actor and television presenter
  • 1959
    Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer
  • 1960
    Andrea Thompson, American actress
  • 1975
    James Farrior, American football player

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