January 7: Day of the Week
January 7, 2020 was the 7th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there magical powers hidden in your given name? Every moniker has an undeniable character and personality. Check out Brandi’s personality and get smarter today. (Sponsored links)
January 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1558France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
- 1598Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
- 1610Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able distinguish the last two until the following day.
- 1894William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
- 1919Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
- 1927The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
- 1940Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
- 1942World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
- 1990The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
- 1991Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
Who were born on January 7?
- 1502Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
- 1858Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
- 1906Bobbi Trout, American aviator (d. 2003)
- 1908Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
- 1924Geoffrey Bayldon, British actor
- 1935Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
- 1941Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
- 1970Todd Day, American basketball player
- 1974John Rich, American musician (Big & Rich)
- 1978Emilio Palma, first person born on the Antarctic continent
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.