January 7: Day of the Week
January 7, 2018 was the 7th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 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 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1325Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
- 1558France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
- 1608Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
- 1835HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
- 1920The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
- 1935Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
- 1960The Polaris missile is test launched.
- 1968Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
- 1979Third Indochina War – Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
- 1999The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.
Who were born on January 7?
- 1911Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1913Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
- 1934Charles Jenkins, American sprinter
- 1950Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
- 1966Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
- 1970Todd Day, American basketball player
- 1971Jeremy Renner, American actor
- 1979Bipasha Basu, Indian model and actress
- 1980Campbell Johnstone, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- 1991Eden Hazard, Belgian footballer
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