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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 38 BC
    Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cowpens – Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.
  • 1852
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
  • 1918
    Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 1982
    “Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
  • 1994
    1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
  • 1996
    The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • 2001
    U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis’ rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
  • 2010
    Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1851
    A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1901
    Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1911
    George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    Irving Brecher, American Screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
  • 1952
    Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1954
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and environmental activist, son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy
  • 1959
    Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1967
    Richard Hawley, English singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
  • 1981
    Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer

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