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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)

  • 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.
  • 1524
    Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1913
    Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four battles with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
  • 1949
    The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
  • 1950
    The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1989
    Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1853
    Alva Belmont, American socialite (d. 1933)
  • 1881
    Harry Price, English psychic researcher and writer (d. 1948)
  • 1905
    Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • 1914
    Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    Keith Joseph, British politician (d. 1994)
  • 1922
    Robert De Niro, Sr., American painter (d. 1993)
  • 1926
    Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (d. 2006)
  • 1934
    Stuart Nisbet, American actor
  • 1966
    Joshua Malina, American actor
  • 1975
    Tom Jenkinson, English musician (Squarepusher)

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