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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)

  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1690
    Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1893
    The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1910
    The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • 1921
    Formation of the Iraqi Army.
  • 2005
    A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1412
    Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint (legendary date) (d. 1431)
  • 1822
    Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
  • 1882
    Sam Rayburn, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1900
    Kathryn Hulme, American novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1924
    Earl Scruggs, American musician
  • 1926
    Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1957
    Michael Foale, American astronaut
  • 1962
    Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)
  • 1974
    Paul Grant, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)

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