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Saturday January 7, 2023

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2023 was the 7th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1797
    The modern Italian flag is first used.
  • 1922
    Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.
  • 1927
    The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1931
    Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand’s west coast.
  • 1948
    Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1952
    President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1968
    Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
  • 1991
    Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
  • 1993
    Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
  • 2010
    Muslim gunmen open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians leaving church after celebrating a midnight Christmas mass, killing eight of them as well as one Muslim bystander.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1827
    Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • 1871
    Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • 1939
    Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • 1943
    Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • 1956
    Mike Liut, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1962
    Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician
  • 1973
    Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  • 1976
    Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1987
    Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress
  • 1990
    Liam Aiken, American actor

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