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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 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.

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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)

  • 1595
    Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
  • 1852
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
  • 1873
    A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
  • 1913
    Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 1949
    The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
  • 1969
    Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
  • 1992
    During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 2002
    Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
  • 2008
    British 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?

  • 1828
    Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War general (d. 1918)
  • 1876
    Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
  • 1917
    M. G. Ramachandran, Indian politician, actor (d. 1987)
  • 1927
    Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • 1937
    Alain Badiou, French philosopher
  • 1950
    Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • 1974
    Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
  • 1981
    Ray J, American R&B singer
  • 1982
    Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
  • 1983
    Johannes Herber, German basketball player

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