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Sunday January 17, 2021

January 17: Day of the Week

January 17, 2021 was the 17th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1287
    King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
  • 1773
    Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
  • 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.
  • 1893
    The Citizen’s Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 1899
    The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1929
    Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
  • 1950
    The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1983
    The tallest department store in the world, Hudson’s, flagship store in downtown Detroit closes due to high cost of operating.
  • 1994
    1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
  • 2010
    Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1828
    Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • 1903
    Warren Hull, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1917
    Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    George M. Leader, American politician and 36th Governor of Pennsylvania
  • 1927
    E.W. Swackhamer, American television & film director (d. 1994)
  • 1934
    Stuart Nisbet, American actor
  • 1952
    Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1981
    Ray J, American R&B singer
  • 1982
    Hwanhee, South Korean singer and actor
  • 1985
    Simone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica)

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