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.
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.
- 1205Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
- 1322Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
- 1492Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
- 1540King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
- 1579The Union of Arras is signed.
- 1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
- 1960National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
- 1992President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1412Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint (legendary date) (d. 1431)
- 1861János Zsupánek, Slovene (Prekmurian) poet and writer (d. 1951)
- 1915Alan Watts, English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
- 1938Mario Rodríguez Cobos, Argentine writer and spiritual figure
- 1948Guy Gardner, American astronaut
- 1960Howie Long, American football player and analyst
- 1960Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1964Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
- 1964Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
- 1976Daniel Tynell, Swedish cross-country skiier
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