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Saturday January 6, 2018

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2018 was the 6th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

January 2018
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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.
  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1492
    Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1893
    The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 1960
    National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
  • 1992
    President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1412
    Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint (legendary date) (d. 1431)
  • 1861
    János Zsupánek, Slovene (Prekmurian) poet and writer (d. 1951)
  • 1915
    Alan Watts, English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1938
    Mario Rodríguez Cobos, Argentine writer and spiritual figure
  • 1948
    Guy Gardner, American astronaut
  • 1960
    Howie Long, American football player and analyst
  • 1960
    Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1964
    Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • 1964
    Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1976
    Daniel Tynell, Swedish cross-country skiier

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