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Tuesday January 7, 2020

January 7: Day of the Week

January 7, 2020 was the 7th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 359 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 1608
    Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1610
    Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able distinguish the last two until the following day.
  • 1894
    William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
  • 1920
    The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
  • 1935
    Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
  • 1948
    Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1959
    The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 1973
    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.
  • 1985
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan’s first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.

Who were born on January 7?

  • 1916
    Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (d. 1975)
  • 1943
    Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • 1943
    Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
  • 1946
    Michael Roizen, American anesthesiologist, internist and author
  • 1949
    Marshall Chapman, American singer-songwriter
  • 1956
    Mike Liut, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  • 1972
    Donald Brashear, American ice hockey player
  • 1974
    John Rich, American musician (Big & Rich)
  • 1982
    Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver

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