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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)

  • 1377
    Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
  • 1608
    Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 men.
  • 1773
    Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
  • 1852
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
  • 1899
    The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1929
    Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
  • 1945
    Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.
  • 1969
    Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
  • 1989
    Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1734
    François-Joseph Gossec, Belgian composer (d. 1829)
  • 1828
    Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War general (d. 1918)
  • 1899
    Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)
  • 1916
    Peter Frelinghuysen, American politician
  • 1925
    Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • 1939
    Maury Povich, American talk show host
  • 1948
    Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
  • 1970
    Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
  • 1971
    Paolo Vaccari, Italian rugby player
  • 1982
    Dwyane Wade, American basketball player

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