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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1562
    France recognizes the Huguenots under the Edict of Saint-Germain.
  • 1648
    England’s Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War.
  • 1773
    Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
  • 1852
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
  • 1950
    The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1982
    “Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
  • 1996
    The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • 2002
    Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
  • 2007
    The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1831
    Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
  • 1850
    Aleksandr Taneyev, Russian composer (d. 1918)
  • 1865
    Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
  • 1886
    Ronald Firbank, British novelist (d. 1926)
  • 1905
    Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Alain Badiou, French philosopher
  • 1948
    Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
  • 1960
    Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
  • 1967
    Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
  • 1983
    Álvaro Arbeloa, Spanish footballer

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