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Friday January 6, 2023

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2023 was the 6th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2023

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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.
  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    The United Kingdom recognizes the People’s Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1878
    Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-born British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1915
    Don Edwards, American politician
  • 1915
    John C. Lilly, American psychoanalyst (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Early Wynn, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1937
    Doris Troy, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1942
    Yiannis Boutaris, Greek businessman, mayor of Thessaloniki
  • 1952
    Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1983
    Adam Burish, American ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Sean O'Brien, Australian windsurfer

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