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Tuesday January 7, 2020

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.

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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 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1558
    France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
  • 1598
    Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
  • 1610
    Galileo 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.
  • 1894
    William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
  • 1919
    Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
  • 1927
    The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1940
    Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
  • 1942
    World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
  • 1991
    Roger 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?

  • 1502
    Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
  • 1858
    Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
  • 1906
    Bobbi Trout, American aviator (d. 2003)
  • 1908
    Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1924
    Geoffrey Bayldon, British actor
  • 1935
    Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
  • 1941
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1970
    Todd Day, American basketball player
  • 1974
    John Rich, American musician (Big & Rich)
  • 1978
    Emilio Palma, first person born on the Antarctic continent

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