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Monday January 17, 2022

January 17: Day of the Week

January 17, 2022 was the 17th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2022
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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)

  • 1799
    Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed.
  • 1885
    A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
  • 1903
    El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
  • 1917
    The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
  • 1929
    Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 1961
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the “military-industrial complex”.
  • 1981
    President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1814
    Mrs. Henry Wood, English novelist (d. 1887)
  • 1820
    Anne Brontë, British author (d. 1849)
  • 1858
    Tomás Carrasquilla, Colombian writer (d. 1940)
  • 1867
    Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
  • 1880
    Mack Sennett, Canadian film director (d. 1960)
  • 1903
    Warren Hull, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1917
    Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • 1933
    Dalida, French singer (d. 1987)
  • 1940
    Kipchoge Keino, Kenyan runner

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