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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1205Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
- 1661English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
- 1839The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
- 1907Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
- 1929King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
- 1941President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
- 1947Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- 1993Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
- 1995A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
- 2005American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers.
Who were born on January 6?
- 1808Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
- 1819Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
- 1898James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
- 1952Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
- 1960Paul Azinger, American golfer
- 1965Bjørn Lomborg, Danish political scientist
- 1968John Singleton, American film director
- 1973Vasso Karantasiou, Greek beach volleyball player
- 1982Brian Bass, American baseball player
- 1983Mithra Jin, South-Korean hip hop musician
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