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Wednesday January 6, 2021

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2021 was the 6th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1449
    Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
  • 1492
    Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
  • 1839
    The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1931
    Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
  • 1941
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1898
    James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1899
    Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
  • 1913
    Edward Gierek, Polish politician (d. 2001)
  • 1931
    E. L. Doctorow, American author
  • 1934
    Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • 1963
    Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1965
    Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Danny Pintauro, American actor
  • 1986
    Irina Shayk, Russian-born American model

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