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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)

  • 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.
  • 1873
    A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
  • 1903
    El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
  • 1904
    Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard receives its premiere performance at the Moscow Art Theatre.
  • 1913
    Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
  • 1929
    Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.
  • 1982
    “Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
  • 1997
    A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
  • 2007
    The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1922
    Betty White, American actress
  • 1925
    Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • 1948
    Davíð Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • 1964
    Andy Rourke, English bass guitarist (The Smiths)
  • 1966
    Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer
  • 1967
    Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
  • 1979
    Oleg Lisogor, Ukrainian swimmer
  • 1980
    Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
  • 1980
    Zooey Deschanel, American actress
  • 1986
    Hale Appleman, American actor

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