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Thursday January 7, 2021

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2021 was the 7th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1325
    Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
  • 1558
    France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
  • 1598
    Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.
  • 1894
    William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1355
    Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
  • 1860
    Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
  • 1871
    Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • 1903
    Alan Napier, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1928
    William Peter Blatty, American screenwriter
  • 1945
    Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
  • 1957
    Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  • 1958
    Donna Rice, American sex scandal figure
  • 1967
    Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster
  • 1975
    Tift Merritt, American singer songwriter

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