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Sunday January 6, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 1839
    The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
  • 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).
  • 1941
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1993
    Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1808
    Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1819
    Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1898
    James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1952
    Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1960
    Paul Azinger, American golfer
  • 1965
    Bjørn Lomborg, Danish political scientist
  • 1968
    John Singleton, American film director
  • 1973
    Vasso Karantasiou, Greek beach volleyball player
  • 1982
    Brian Bass, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Mithra Jin, South-Korean hip hop musician

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