What happened this day in history January 1, 1970

What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1970? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1970: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1970 is the 1st day of the year 1970 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1969 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 0 second has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘henagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $4,287.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 1, 1970 Historical Events

  • 1970
    Unix time begins at 00:00:00 UTC/GMT.

Who were born on January 1, 1970?

  • 1970
    Kimberly Page, American manager and actress

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