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    What happened on January 17

    • January 17, 0038 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla.

    • January 17, 1287 King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.

    • January 17, 1377 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back from Avignon to Rome.

    • January 17, 1501 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

    • January 17, 1524 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China.

    • January 17, 1536 Fran‡ois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III

    • January 17, 1562 Edict of St Germain recognizes the Huguenots in France

    • January 17, 1562 France recognizes the Huguenots under the Edict of Saint-Germain.

    • January 17, 1584 Bohemia adopts the Gregorian calendar

    • January 17, 1595 French king Henri IV declares war on Spain

    • January 17, 1595 Henry IV of France declares war to Spain.

    • January 17, 1601 "France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain"

    • January 17, 1605 First publication of Don Quixote.

    • January 17, 1648 "England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Address, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War."

    • January 17, 1656 Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of K”nigsberg

    • January 17, 1718 "Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switzerland; kills 53"

    • January 17, 1746 "Battle of Falkirk, Scotland-Edward I defeats & massacres Scots"

    • January 17, 1746 "The Jacobite Army, led by Lord George Murray, defeated Government forces under General Hawley. The last Jocobite victory."

    • January 17, 1757 German Diet declares war on Prussia

    • January 17, 1773 Captain James Cook becomes first to cross Antarctic Circle (66§ 33' S)

    • January 17, 1773 "Resolution, under Captain James Cook, becomes the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle."

    • January 17, 1775 "9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Poland"

    • January 17, 1779 Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery

    • January 17, 1799 "Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a handful of other patriots was shot, after that an attempted revolt went awry."

    • January 17, 1800 "Minor earthquake recorded in Sydney, Australia."

    • January 17, 1806 "James Madison Randolph, grandson of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, becomes the first child born in the White House."

    • January 17, 1806 "The first baby was born in the White House, the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson."

    • January 17, 1819 Simn Bolvar proclaims the Republic of Colombia.

    • January 17, 1821 M‚xico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas

    • January 17, 1827 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander

    • January 17, 1832 Johannes van den Bosch appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies

    • January 17, 1861 Flush toilet (with seperate water tank and a pull chain) patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)

    • January 17, 1862 -Jan 22nd) BBT Fort Henry TN by USS Lexington

    • January 17, 1864 General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridge TN

    • January 17, 1871 Andrew Hallikie received a patent for a cable car system that went into service in San Francisco in 1873.

    • January 17, 1871 "The first cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)"

    • January 17, 1873 First Battle of the Stronghold in the US Modoc War.

    • January 17, 1874 Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction

    • January 17, 1882 The first Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office

    • January 17, 1885 A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.

    • January 17, 1885 British beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan

    • January 17, 1893 "-17§F (-27§C), Millsboro DE (state record)"

    • January 17, 1893 "Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani abdicates the throne, bowing to pressure from sugar planters and businessmen."

    • January 17, 1893 "Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic"

    • January 17, 1893 "Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the U.S., dies in Fremont, Ohio, at age 70."

    • January 17, 1893 "The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii."

    • January 17, 1895 F‚lix Faure installed as President of France

    • January 17, 1895 French President Casimir-Perier resigns

    • January 17, 1899 The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.

    • January 17, 1899 US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific

    • January 17, 1904 Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.

    • January 17, 1905 "Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago IL"

    • January 17, 1911 "First aircraft landing on board a ship, USS Pennsylvania by Eugene Ely."

    • January 17, 1912 "Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen"

    • January 17, 1912 "Sir Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic) reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen."

    • January 17, 1913 Raymond Poincar is elected President of France.

    • January 17, 1915 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens

    • January 17, 1915 Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine

    • January 17, 1917 The United States bought 50 of the Virgin Islands in the West Indies from Denmark for $25 million.

    • January 17, 1917 US pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands

    • January 17, 1920 Paul Deschanel elected President of France

    • January 17, 1923 Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied

    • January 17, 1923 Origin of Brown lunation numbers

    • January 17, 1926 George Burns marries Gracie Allen

    • January 17, 1928 The first fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented

    • January 17, 1929 King Inayatullah of Afghanistan forced to abdicate after a coup; he ruled for only three days.

    • January 17, 1929 "Popeye makes first appearance, in comic strip ""Thimble Theatre"""

    • January 17, 1929 "Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, first appears in the Comic Strip Thimble Theatre."

    • January 17, 1933 "Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled"

    • January 17, 1934 Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated

    • January 17, 1938 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

    • January 17, 1941 "Kuomintang forces under the order of Chiang Kai-Shek opened fire at communist force, Chinese Civil War resumes after WWII."

    • January 17, 1943 Tin Can Drive Day

    • January 17, 1944 Corvette Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean

    • January 17, 1945 Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation

    • January 17, 1945 Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)

    • January 17, 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappears in Hungary while in Soviet custody.

    • January 17, 1945 The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.

    • January 17, 1945 Warsaw is liberated by Polish and Soviet forces during WWII.

    • January 17, 1946 United Nations Security Council holds its first meeting

    • January 17, 1947 "Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die"

    • January 17, 1948 Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire

    • January 17, 1948 Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in New York City NY

    • January 17, 1949 "The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs."

    • January 17, 1950 11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities

    • January 17, 1950 "The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts."

    • January 17, 1951 China refuses cease-fire in Korea

    • January 17, 1955 "USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear-powered submarine, is commissioned and sends the message ""underway on nuclear power""

    • January 17, 1956 "Allen Ginsberg writes his poem ""America""."

    • January 17, 1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART

    • January 17, 1961 Eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba

    • January 17, 1963 Artist Sarah Jane Trehearne was born

    • January 17, 1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km

    • January 17, 1966 "A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping four 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares hydrogen bombs incident."

    • January 17, 1966 "A U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area."

    • January 17, 1966 "USAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die"

    • January 17, 1968 Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft

    • January 17, 1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK

    • January 17, 1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US

    • January 17, 1970 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3

    • January 17, 1970 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts)

    • January 17, 1972 Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd

    • January 17, 1973 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi

    • January 17, 1973 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life

    • January 17, 1976 """I Write the Songs"" by Barry Manilow hits #1"

    • January 17, 1976 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency

    • January 17, 1977 "Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States."

    • January 17, 1977 Zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium

    • January 17, 1979 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran

    • January 17, 1981 Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege

    • January 17, 1982 """Cold Sunday"" in the United States sees temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities."

    • January 17, 1983 10th American Music Award Kenny Rogers

    • January 17, 1983 "Alabama Governor George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time"

    • January 17, 1983 "Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians"

    • January 17, 1983 UK hist Start of breakfast TV in Britain

    • January 17, 1984 Supreme Court rules (5-4) private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

    • January 17, 1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)

    • January 17, 1985 British Telecom announces the retirement of the United Kingdom's famous red telephone boxes.

    • January 17, 1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title

    • January 17, 1987 President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran.

    • January 17, 1988 Leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti

    • January 17, 1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach

    • January 17, 1989 "Five children are shot to death at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, by a gunman who then kills himself."

    • January 17, 1989 "Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded"

    • January 17, 1989 Murden & Metz are first women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)

    • January 17, 1990 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards Bobby Darin

    • January 17, 1990 "A study concluded it is not oat bran itself, but the substitution of oat bran or other foods for high-fat foods which cuts blood cholesterol."

    • January 17, 1990 "Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"

    • January 17, 1991 Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm began early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

    • January 17, 1991 "Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V."

    • January 17, 1991 Iraq fires 8 SCUD missiles on Israel

    • January 17, 1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title

    • January 17, 1991 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that Florida dentist David Acer had infected three patients with the AIDS virus.

    • January 17, 1992 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)

    • January 17, 1993 14th ACE Cable Awards HBO wins 32 awards

    • January 17, 1994 "6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage"

    • January 17, 1994 "A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California; see 1994 Northridge Earthquake."

    • January 17, 1994 "A pre-dawn earthquake struck the Los Angeles area, claiming 61 lives and causing widespread damage."

    • January 17, 1994 Liz Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

    • January 17, 1995 "7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)"

    • January 17, 1995 "A magnitude 7.3 earthquake (known as ""the Great Hanshin earthquake"") hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,433 people."

    • January 17, 1995 "A powerful earthquake rocked Kobe, Japan, and the surrounding area, killing more than 5,000 people."

    • January 17, 1995 "More than 6,000 die as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Kobe, Japan."

    • January 17, 1996 Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman got life in prison and 16 others were also sentenced to jail for plotting to bomb the United Nations.

    • January 17, 1996 The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.

    • January 17, 1997 "A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad. [1]"

    • January 17, 1998 Paula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

    • January 17, 1998 President Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones

    • January 17, 2000 "Almost 50,000 people marched in Columbia, S.C., to protest the flying of the Confederate battle flag over the state Capitol."

    • January 17, 2001 Jewish Holocaust survivors win compensation deal from Austria for assets stripped from them when Austria was part of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

    • January 17, 2001 Parts of California were plunged into darkness after utility companies failed to deliver enough electrical power. The rolling blackouts affected as many as 2 million people.

    • January 17, 2002 "Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people."

    • January 17, 2002 "The volcano on Mount Nyiragongo, near the town of Goma in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted causing at least 45 deaths and leaving an estimated 55,000 people homeless."

    • January 17, 2004 "Authorities placed the U.S. military death toll in Iraq at 500, including 346 in combat."

    • January 17, 2005 A first century mosaic is found on Colle Oppio in Rome.

    • January 17, 2005 Major accident of collision of two trains in Bangkok.

    • January 17, 2007 Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to N. Korea nuclear testing

    • January 17, 2008 "Death of Robert James ""Bobby"" Fischer age 64. He was an American-born chess Grandmaster, an Icelandic citizen at the time of his death. In 1972 he defeated the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky become the first officially recognized world champion born in the US."







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