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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.

January 2021

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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)

  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 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).
  • 1931
    Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
  • 1950
    The United Kingdom recognizes the People’s Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
  • 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
    American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1808
    Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1896
    Péter Veres, Hungarian writer and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1908
    Menachem Avidom, Austro-Hungarian born Israeli composer (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (d. 1998)
  • 1923
    Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1939
    Murray Rose, Australian swimmer
  • 1947
    Sandy Denny, English singer and songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1964
    Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1987
    Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

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