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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1782
    The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
  • 1785
    Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
  • 1797
    The modern Italian flag is first used.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1960
    The Polaris missile is test launched.
  • 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?

  • 1899
    Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1900
    John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
  • 1928
    William Peter Blatty, American screenwriter
  • 1943
    Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • 1945
    Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
  • 1959
    Kathy Valentine, American musician (The Go-Go’s)
  • 1960
    Loretta Sanchez, American politician, U.S. Representative from California
  • 1963
    Rand Paul, American politician, Junior Senator from Kentucky
  • 1977
    John Gidding, American architect and TV host
  • 1982
    Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer

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