On This Day: January 04th
This is 4th day of the year and 361 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—27 Tevet 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 29th day of the 11th month of 4716 (Wu Xu)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
1785–1863, German folkorist.
Louis Brailleinventor of Braille system
Sir Isaac Pitmaninventor of phonographic shorthand
Sir Isaac Newtonmathematician, scientist
Benjamin Rushphysician, signer of the Declaration of Independence
Jane Wymanactress, producer
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.