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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1540King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
- 1661English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
- 1721The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
- 1781In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
- 1839The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
- 1900Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
- 1921Formation of the Iraqi Army.
- 1931Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
- 1947Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- 1967Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1367King Richard II of England (d. 1400)
- 1617Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
- 1926Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
- 1929Babrak Karmal, Afghan politician (d. 1996)
- 1934Sylvia Syms, English actress
- 1945Allen Appel, American novelist
- 1952Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
- 1960Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
- 1965Bjørn Lomborg, Danish political scientist
- 1976Lu Yi, Chinese actor
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