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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1811
    Mexican War of Independence: In the Battle of Calderón Bridge, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionists.
  • 1893
    The Citizen’s Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 1912
    Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.
  • 1917
    The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
  • 1950
    The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1966
    A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares incident.
  • 1981
    President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
  • 1997
    A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
  • 2001
    U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis’ rank from Lieutenant to Captain.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1463
    Frederick III of Saxony, Elector of Saxony (d. 1525)
  • 1820
    Anne Brontë, British author (d. 1849)
  • 1875
    Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
  • 1877
    May Gibbs, Australian children’s author (d. 1969)
  • 1903
    Warren Hull, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1926
    Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Davíð Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • 1956
    Paul Young, English musician
  • 1985
    Kang-in, South Korean singer, dancer, actor, MC, and DJ (Super Junior)
  • 1986
    Hale Appleman, American actor

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