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Tuesday January 17, 2017

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 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.

January 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1287
    King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
  • 1595
    Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
  • 1903
    El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
  • 1929
    Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 1950
    The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1969
    Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
  • 1977
    Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States.
  • 1981
    President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
  • 1982
    “Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1504
    Pope Saint Pius V (d. 1572)
  • 1863
    Constantin Stanislavski, Russian theatre practitioner (d. 1938)
  • 1905
    Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1922
    Robert De Niro, Sr., American painter (d. 1993)
  • 1929
    Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1946
    Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
  • 1948
    Anne Queffélec, French pianist
  • 1958
    Valdas Kasparavičius, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1962
    Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
  • 1975
    Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor

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