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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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • 2005
    American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers.
  • 2005
    A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1486
    Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
  • 1822
    Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
  • 1848
    Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and revolutionary figure (d. 1876)
  • 1920
    Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1944
    Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1960
    Howie Long, American football player and analyst
  • 1974
    Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
  • 1982
    Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
  • 1987
    Bongani Khumalo, South African footballer

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