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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)

  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1930
    The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1850
    Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)
  • 1857
    Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1900
    Kathryn Hulme, American novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1913
    Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Ian Millar, Canadian equestrian
  • 1951
    Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Trudie Styler, English actress
  • 1957
    Michael Foale, American astronaut
  • 1970
    José Carabalí, Venezuelan track and field athlete
  • 1982
    Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality

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