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Saturday January 6, 2018

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
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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)

  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1912
    New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 1929
    Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
  • 1941
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1856
    Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer (d. 1909)
  • 1878
    Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-born British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1915
    Alan Watts, English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1933
    Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1945
    Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1963
    Norm Charlton, American baseball player
  • 1966
    A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • 1982
    Brian Bass, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Adam Burish, American ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Petter Northug, Norwegian skier

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