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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1066Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
- 1118Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
- 1492Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
- 1661English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
- 1853President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
- 1907Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
- 1912German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
- 1921Formation of the Iraqi Army.
- 1929King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
- 1951Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1882Sam Rayburn, American politician (d. 1961)
- 1910Wright Morris, American writer (d. 1998)
- 1923Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
- 1923Norman Kirk, New Zealander politician (d. 1974)
- 1934John Wieners, American lyric poet (d. 2002)
- 1963Norm Charlton, American baseball player
- 1975Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1975Yukana, Japanese seiyū
- 1982Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
- 1987Bongani Khumalo, South African footballer
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