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Friday January 6, 2017

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2017 was the 6th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1893
    The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1941
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1857
    Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1899
    Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1912
    Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1915
    John C. Lilly, American psychoanalyst (d. 2001)
  • 1916
    Eugene T. Maleska, American crossword puzzle creator and editor (d. 1993)
  • 1926
    Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1935
    Nino Tempo, American singer and actor
  • 1965
    Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • 1969
    Norman Reedus, American model and actor
  • 1978
    Casey Fossum, American baseball player

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