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Wednesday January 17, 2018

January 17: Day of the Week

January 17, 2018 was the 17th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 348 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 38 BC
    Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
  • 1524
    Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1852
    The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
  • 1961
    Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
  • 1981
    President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
  • 1982
    “Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
  • 1994
    1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
  • 1995
    The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
  • 2008
    British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull loss of a Boeing 777.

Who were born on January 17?

  • 1719
    William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)
  • 1857
    Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1886
    Ronald Firbank, British novelist (d. 1926)
  • 1933
    Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-born Pakistani diplomat (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) (d. 2003)
  • 1934
    Donald Cammell, Scottish film director (d. 1996)
  • 1948
    Davíð Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • 1954
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and environmental activist, son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy
  • 1978
    Pater Sparrow, Hungarian director/production designer
  • 1980
    Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
  • 1984
    Sophie Dee, Welsh pornographic actress

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