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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.

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January 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 38 BC
    Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
  • 1287
    King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
  • 1893
    The Citizen’s Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 1946
    The UN Security Council holds its first session.
  • 1981
    President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
  • 1983
    The tallest department store in the world, Hudson’s, flagship store in downtown Detroit closes due to high cost of operating.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
  • 1995
    The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
  • 2002
    Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
  • 2007
    The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1504
    Pope Saint Pius V (d. 1572)
  • 1686
    Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
  • 1857
    Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1886
    Glenn L. Martin, American aviation pioneer (d. 1955)
  • 1905
    Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1923
    Carol Raye, Australian actress
  • 1925
    Robert Cormier, American author, columnist and reporter (d. 2000)
  • 1953
    Carlos Johnson, American blues musician
  • 1965
    Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    James Wattana, Thai snooker player

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