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Sunday January 6, 2019

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2019 was the 6th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1492
    Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1921
    Formation of the Iraqi Army.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1882
    Sam Rayburn, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1910
    Wright Morris, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1923
    Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1923
    Norman Kirk, New Zealander politician (d. 1974)
  • 1934
    John Wieners, American lyric poet (d. 2002)
  • 1963
    Norm Charlton, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1975
    Yukana, Japanese seiyū
  • 1982
    Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
  • 1987
    Bongani Khumalo, South African footballer

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