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Saturday January 6, 2018

January 6: Day of the Week

January 6, 2018 was the 6th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
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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)

  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1690
    Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1893
    The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 1912
    New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1978
    The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.
  • 1993
    Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

Who were born on January 6?

  • 1868
    Vittorio Monti, Italian composer (d. 1922)
  • 1898
    James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1935
    Nino Tempo, American singer and actor
  • 1944
    Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1948
    Guy Gardner, American astronaut
  • 1951
    Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • 1958
    Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist and newspaper editor
  • 1960
    Paul Azinger, American golfer
  • 1964
    Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • 1978
    Bubba Franks, American football player

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