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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1449Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
- 1579The Union of Arras is signed.
- 1690Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
- 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.
- 1960National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
- 1967Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
- 1993Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
- 1994Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1587Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
- 1819Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
- 1870Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
- 1898James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
- 1903Francis L. Sullivan, English actor (d. 1956)
- 1912Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1921Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (d. 1998)
- 1925John DeLorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
- 1973Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Paul Grant, American basketball player
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