January 17: Day of the Week
January 17, 2017 was the 17th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
January 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1595Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
- 1852The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
- 1873A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
- 1913Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
- 1941Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
- 1949The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
- 1969Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
- 1992During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
- 2002Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
- 2008British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull loss of a Boeing 777.
Who were born on January 17?
- 1828Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War general (d. 1918)
- 1876Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
- 1917M. G. Ramachandran, Indian politician, actor (d. 1987)
- 1927Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
- 1937Alain Badiou, French philosopher
- 1950Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
- 1974Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
- 1981Ray J, American R&B singer
- 1982Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
- 1983Johannes Herber, German basketball player
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