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.
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)
- 1287King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
- 1595Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
- 1903El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
- 1929Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.
- 1941Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
- 1950The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1969Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
- 1977Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States.
- 1981President 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?
- 1504Pope Saint Pius V (d. 1572)
- 1863Constantin Stanislavski, Russian theatre practitioner (d. 1938)
- 1905Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
- 1922Robert De Niro, Sr., American painter (d. 1993)
- 1929Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
- 1946Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
- 1948Anne Queffélec, French pianist
- 1958Valdas Kasparavičius, Lithuanian footballer
- 1962Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
- 1975Freddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor
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