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Saturday January 7, 2017

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2017 was the 7th day of the year 2017 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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.
  • 1919
    Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
  • 1935
    Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
  • 1945
    World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • 1950
    A fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people.
  • 1952
    President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1959
    The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 1968
    Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1502
    Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
  • 1528
    Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (d. 1572)
  • 1845
    King Ludwig III of Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1938
    Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 1941
    Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1945
    Gilles Marotte, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1949
    Steven Williams, American actor
  • 1966
    Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (d. 1999)
  • 1970
    Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
  • 1978
    Kevin Mench, American baseball player

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