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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.

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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)

  • 1377
    Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
  • 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.
  • 1799
    Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed.
  • 1852
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
  • 1873
    A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
  • 1885
    A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four battles with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
  • 1992
    During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 1995
    The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
  • 1997
    A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1828
    Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • 1834
    August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
  • 1927
    E.W. Swackhamer, American television & film director (d. 1994)
  • 1933
    Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-born Pakistani diplomat (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) (d. 2003)
  • 1952
    Larry Fortensky, American former husband of Elizabeth Taylor
  • 1973
    Aaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Kimberly Spicer, American model
  • 1981
    Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
  • 1984
    Calvin Harris, Scottish music producer and vocalist

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