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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1781In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
- 1907Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
- 1921Formation of the Iraqi Army.
- 1931Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
- 1947Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- 1951Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
- 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.
- 1995A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
- 2005A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1655Empress Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1720)
- 1808Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
- 1856Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer (d. 1909)
- 1912Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1915Alan Watts, English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
- 1920Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist
- 1932Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
- 1936Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player
- 1964Charles Haley, American football player
- 1986Mike Teel, American football player
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