Sunday January 7, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2024 was the 7th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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

January 2024

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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.

January 7 Historical Event(s)

The modern Italian flag is first used.
The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
Third Indochina War – Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito
The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

Who were born on January 7?

Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line shipping company (d. 1899)
Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist (d. 1993)
Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
Frederick D. Gregory, NASA astronaut
Uwe Ochsenknecht, German actor and singer
C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
Donald Brashear, American ice hockey player
Kevin Mench, American baseball player
Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian racing driver
Marquis Daniels, American basketball player

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