January 7: Day of the Week
January 7, 2019 was the 7th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 358 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1785Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
- 1797The modern Italian flag is first used.
- 1919Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
- 1927The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
- 1940Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
- 1952President Harry S. Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
- 1960The Polaris missile is test launched.
- 1968Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
- 1980President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
- 2010Muslim 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?
- 1647Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
- 1796Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
- 1923Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
- 1934Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
- 1935Tommy Johnson, American tubist (d. 2006)
- 1948Kenny Loggins, American singer
- 1959Kathy Valentine, American musician (The Go-Go’s)
- 1971Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
- 1975Tift Merritt, American singer songwriter
- 1990Camryn Grimes, American actress
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