Wednesday January 17, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

January 17: Day of the Week

January 17, 2024 was the 17th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 349 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

395
Emperor Theodosius I dies at Milan, the Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum under Honorius, his brother, at the age of 10.
1562
France recognizes the Huguenots under the Edict of Saint-Germain.
1811
Mexican War of Independence: In the Battle of Calderón Bridge, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionists.
1903
El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
1913
Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
1969
Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
1982
“Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
1991
Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
1998
Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
2007
The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

Who were born on January 17?

1828
Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War general (d. 1918)
1914
William Stafford, American poet and essayist (d. 1993)
1928
Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
1935
Ruth Ann Minner, American politician, businesswoman and 72nd Governor of Delaware
1940
Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay
1942
Muhammad Ali, American boxer
1965
Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
1970
Cássio Alves de Barros, Brazilian footballer
1973
Aaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
1974
Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician

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