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Thursday January 17, 2019

January 17: Day of the Week

January 17, 2019 was the 17th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 1562
    France recognizes the Huguenots under the Edict of Saint-Germain.
  • 1608
    Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 men.
  • 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.
  • 1929
    Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
  • 1946
    The UN Security Council holds its first session.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
  • 1992
    During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1871
    Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer (d. 1940)
  • 1877
    May Gibbs, Australian children’s author (d. 1969)
  • 1881
    Harry Price, English psychic researcher and writer (d. 1948)
  • 1916
    Peter Frelinghuysen, American politician
  • 1949
    Andy Kaufman, American comedian (d. 1984)
  • 1956
    Paul Young, English musician
  • 1964
    Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
  • 1967
    Song Kang-ho, South Korean actor
  • 1968
    Craig Strong, American actor & voice actor
  • 1985
    Pablo Barrientos, Argentine footballer

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