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January 17th, 2038 (January 17 2038)EventOctavian marries Livia Drusilla.
January 17th, 2008 (January 17 2008)DeathBobby Fischer, American chess player (born in 1943)Bobby Fischer Quotes
January 17th, 2008 (January 17 2008)DeathErnie Holmes, American football player (born in 1948)
January 17th, 2008 (January 17 2008)DeathAllan Melvin, American actor (born in 1923)
January 17th, 2007 (January 17 2007)EventThe Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
January 17th, 2007 (January 17 2007)DeathArt Buchwald, American humorist (born in 1925)
January 17th, 2007 (January 17 2007)DeathYevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (born in 1951)
January 17th, 2006 (January 17 2006)DeathClarence Ray Allen, American murderer, death by lethal injection administered at San Quentin prison (born in 1930)
January 17th, 2006 (January 17 2006)DeathPierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (born in 1925)
January 17th, 2005 (January 17 2005)DeathCharlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (born in 1960)
January 17th, 2005 (January 17 2005)DeathVirginia Mayo, American actress (born in 1920)
January 17th, 2005 (January 17 2005)DeathAlbert Schatz, American microbiologist (born in 1920)
January 17th, 2005 (January 17 2005)DeathZhao Ziyang, Premier of the People s Republic of China (born in 1919)
January 17th, 2004 (January 17 2004)DeathHarry Brecheen, American baseball player (born in 1914)
January 17th, 2004 (January 17 2004)DeathCzeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (born in 1939)
January 17th, 2004 (January 17 2004)DeathRay Stark, American stage and film producer (born in 1915)
January 17th, 2004 (January 17 2004)DeathNoble Willingham, American actor (born in 1931)
January 17th, 2003 (January 17 2003)DeathRichard Crenna, American actor (born in 1926)
January 17th, 2003 (January 17 2003)DeathBalint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (born in 1936)
January 17th, 2002 (January 17 2002)EventMount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
January 17th, 2002 (January 17 2002)DeathBishop Karas, First Coptic Bishop of St. Antony Monastery (born in 1955)
January 17th, 2002 (January 17 2002)DeathCamilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1916)
January 17th, 2002 (January 17 2002)DeathQueenie Leonard, American actress (born in 1905)
January 17th, 2001 (January 17 2001)EventPresident Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis rank from Lieutenant to Captain.Bill Clinton Quotes
January 17th, 2001 (January 17 2001)DeathGregory Corso, American poet (born in 1930)
January 17th, 2000 (January 17 2000)DeathPhilip Jones, British trumpeter (born in 1928)
January 17th, 1999 (January 17 1999)DeathRobert Eads, American transsexual (born in 1945)
January 17th, 1998 (January 17 1998)EventPaula Jones accuses President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.Bill Clinton Quotes
January 17th, 1998 (January 17 1998)DeathJunior Kimbrough, American bluesman (born in 1930)
January 17th, 1997 (January 17 1997)EventA Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
January 17th, 1997 (January 17 1997)DeathClyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (born in 1906)
January 17th, 1997 (January 17 1997)DeathBert Kelly, Australian politician (born in 1912)
January 17th, 1996 (January 17 1996)EventThe Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
January 17th, 1996 (January 17 1996)DeathAmber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (born in 1986)
January 17th, 1996 (January 17 1996)DeathBarbara Jordan, American politician (born in 1936)
January 17th, 1996 (January 17 1996)DeathMostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (born in 1953)
January 17th, 1995 (January 17 1995)EventThe Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
January 17th, 1994 (January 17 1994)Event1994 Northridge Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
January 17th, 1994 (January 17 1994)DeathHelen Stephens, American runner (born in 1918)
January 17th, 1994 (January 17 1994)DeathYevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (born in 1926)
January 17th, 1993 (January 17 1993)DeathAlbert Hourani, English historian (born in 1915)
January 17th, 1992 (January 17 1992)DeathFrank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (born in 1915)
January 17th, 1991 (January 17 1991)EventGulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
January 17th, 1991 (January 17 1991)EventHarald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
January 17th, 1991 (January 17 1991)DeathKing Olav V of Norway (born in 1903)
January 17th, 1989 (January 17 1989)EventStockton massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
January 17th, 1987 (January 17 1987)DeathHugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (born in 1908)
January 17th, 1985 (January 17 1985)EventBritish Telecom announces the retirement of the United Kingdom s red telephone boxes.
January 17th, 1985 (January 17 1985)BirthSimone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica)
January 17th, 1985 (January 17 1985)BirthRiyu Kosaka, Japanese singer BeForU
January 17th, 1985 (January 17 1985)BirthKang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)
January 17th, 1983 (January 17 1983)BirthAlvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
January 17th, 1983 (January 17 1983)BirthJohannes Herber, German basketball player
January 17th, 1983 (January 17 1983)BirthAndrea Lowell, American Model
January 17th, 1983 (January 17 1983)BirthRick Kelly, Australian racing driver
January 17th, 1983 (January 17 1983)DeathDoodles Weaver, American actor (born in 1911)
January 17th, 1982 (January 17 1982)Event"Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
January 17th, 1982 (January 17 1982)BirthDwyane Wade, American basketball player
January 17th, 1982 (January 17 1982)BirthAmanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
January 17th, 1982 (January 17 1982)BirthAlex Varkatzas, American Singer (Atreyu)
January 17th, 1981 (January 17 1981)BirthWarren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
January 17th, 1981 (January 17 1981)BirthScott Mechlowicz, American actor
January 17th, 1981 (January 17 1981)BirthRay J, American R&B singer
January 17th, 1981 (January 17 1981)DeathLoukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (born in 1899)
January 17th, 1980 (January 17 1980)BirthZooey Deschanel, American actress
January 17th, 1980 (January 17 1980)BirthMaksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
January 17th, 1980 (January 17 1980)BirthKimberly Spicer, American model
January 17th, 1980 (January 17 1980)BirthGareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
January 17th, 1977 (January 17 1977)EventConvicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States.
January 17th, 1977 (January 17 1977)BirthKevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
January 17th, 1977 (January 17 1977)BirthLeigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
January 17th, 1977 (January 17 1977)DeathGary Gilmore, American murderer (born in 1940)
January 17th, 1975 (January 17 1975)BirthTom Jenkinson, English musician (Squarepusher)
January 17th, 1975 (January 17 1975)BirthFreddy Rodriguez, Puerto Rican-American actor
January 17th, 1975 (January 17 1975)BirthRami Yacoub, Swedish songwriter/producer
January 17th, 1974 (January 17 1974)BirthYang Chen, Chinese footballer
January 17th, 1974 (January 17 1974)BirthDerrick Mason, American football player
January 17th, 1974 (January 17 1974)BirthVesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
January 17th, 1973 (January 17 1973)EventFerdinand Marcos becomes "President for Life" of the Philippines.
January 17th, 1973 (January 17 1973)BirthCuauhtemoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
January 17th, 1973 (January 17 1973)BirthLiz Ellis, Australian netball captain
January 17th, 1973 (January 17 1973)BirthAaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
January 17th, 1972 (January 17 1972)BirthKen Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
January 17th, 1972 (January 17 1972)BirthBenno Furmann, German actor
January 17th, 1972 (January 17 1972)DeathBetty Smith, American writer and singer (born in 1896)
January 17th, 1971 (January 17 1971)BirthKid Rock, American singer
January 17th, 1971 (January 17 1971)BirthRichard Burns, English rally driver (died in 2005)
January 17th, 1971 (January 17 1971)BirthLeonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
January 17th, 1971 (January 17 1971)BirthYouki Kudoh, Japanese actress
January 17th, 1971 (January 17 1971)BirthSylvie Testud, French actress
January 17th, 1971 (January 17 1971)BirthAnn Wolfe, female boxer
January 17th, 1970 (January 17 1970)BirthJeremy Roenick, American ice hockey playerJeremy Roenick Quotes
January 17th, 1970 (January 17 1970)BirthGenndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
January 17th, 1970 (January 17 1970)BirthJames Wattana, Thai snooker player
January 17th, 1970 (January 17 1970)DeathSimon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (born in 1890)
January 17th, 1970 (January 17 1970)DeathBilly Stewart, American singer (born in 1937)
January 17th, 1969 (January 17 1969)BirthLukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
January 17th, 1969 (January 17 1969)BirthNaveen Andrews, British actor
January 17th, 1969 (January 17 1969)BirthTijs Verwest, (DJ Tiesto) Dutch DJ
January 17th, 1968 (January 17 1968)BirthCraig Strong, American actor & voice actor
January 17th, 1968 (January 17 1968)BirthIlja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer
January 17th, 1968 (January 17 1968)BirthSvetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete
January 17th, 1967 (January 17 1967)BirthRichard Hawley, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
January 17th, 1967 (January 17 1967)BirthFilippo Raciti, Italian police officer (died in 2007)
January 17th, 1967 (January 17 1967)BirthSong Kang-ho, South Korean actor
January 17th, 1967 (January 17 1967)DeathEvelyn Nesbit, American actress (born in 1884)
January 17th, 1966 (January 17 1966)EventA 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 17th, 1966 (January 17 1966)BirthStephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
January 17th, 1966 (January 17 1966)BirthJoshua Malina, American actor
January 17th, 1966 (January 17 1966)BirthShabba Ranks, Jamaican singer
January 17th, 1965 (January 17 1965)BirthSylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
January 17th, 1965 (January 17 1965)BirthNikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
January 17th, 1964 (January 17 1964)BirthAndy Rourke, English bass guitarist (The Smiths)
January 17th, 1964 (January 17 1964)BirthMichelle Obama, wife of Barack ObamaBarack Obama Quotes
January 17th, 1964 (January 17 1964)DeathT.H. White, English author (born in 1906)
January 17th, 1963 (January 17 1963)BirthKai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
January 17th, 1962 (January 17 1962)BirthJim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedianJim Carrey Quotes
January 17th, 1962 (January 17 1962)BirthSebastian Junger, American journalist and author
January 17th, 1961 (January 17 1961)EventPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
January 17th, 1961 (January 17 1961)BirthBrian Helgeland, American writer and film director
January 17th, 1961 (January 17 1961)BirthMaia Chiburdanidze, Russian women s Chess grandmaster
January 17th, 1961 (January 17 1961)DeathPatrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (born in 1925)
January 17th, 1960 (January 17 1960)BirthJohn Crawford, American musician
January 17th, 1960 (January 17 1960)BirthChili Davis, Jamaican-born American baseball player
January 17th, 1960 (January 17 1960)BirthChatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
January 17th, 1959 (January 17 1959)BirthSusanna Hoffs, American musician
January 17th, 1959 (January 17 1959)BirthMomoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress
January 17th, 1957 (January 17 1957)BirthKeith Chegwin, English television presenter
January 17th, 1957 (January 17 1957)BirthSteve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality
January 17th, 1957 (January 17 1957)BirthAnn Nocenti, American comic book writer
January 17th, 1957 (January 17 1957)BirthMichel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist
January 17th, 1956 (January 17 1956)BirthPaul Young, English musician
January 17th, 1955 (January 17 1955)BirthSteve Earle, American musician
January 17th, 1954 (January 17 1954)BirthSusan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
January 17th, 1954 (January 17 1954)BirthRobert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and environmental activistRobert F. Kennedy Quotes
January 17th, 1952 (January 17 1952)BirthDarrell Porter, American baseball player (died in 2002)
January 17th, 1952 (January 17 1952)BirthLarry Fortensky, seventh husband of Elizabeth Taylor
January 17th, 1952 (January 17 1952)BirthRyuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician
January 17th, 1950 (January 17 1950)EventThe Great Brinks Robbery11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company s offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
January 17th, 1950 (January 17 1950)BirthLuis Lopez Nieves, Latin American writer
January 17th, 1949 (January 17 1949)EventThe Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
January 17th, 1949 (January 17 1949)BirthMick Taylor, British musician (The Rolling Stones)
January 17th, 1949 (January 17 1949)BirthAndy Kaufman, American comedian (died in 1984)
January 17th, 1948 (January 17 1948)BirthDavi? Oddsson, former Prime Minister of Iceland
January 17th, 1948 (January 17 1948)BirthJim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
January 17th, 1948 (January 17 1948)BirthAnne Queffelec, French pianist
January 17th, 1947 (January 17 1947)DeathPyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (born in 1869)
January 17th, 1947 (January 17 1947)DeathJean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (born in 1883)
January 17th, 1946 (January 17 1946)EventThe UN Security Council holds its first session.
January 17th, 1946 (January 17 1946)BirthMichele Deslauriers, Quebec actress
January 17th, 1945 (January 17 1945)EventSoviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
January 17th, 1945 (January 17 1945)EventThe Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
January 17th, 1945 (January 17 1945)EventSwedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg disappears in Hungary while in Soviet custody.
January 17th, 1945 (January 17 1945)BirthJaved Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
January 17th, 1944 (January 17 1944)BirthFrancoise Hardy, French singer
January 17th, 1943 (January 17 1943)BirthRene Preval, President of Haiti
January 17th, 1943 (January 17 1943)BirthGeoffrey Deuel, American actor
January 17th, 1943 (January 17 1943)BirthChris Montez, American singer
January 17th, 1942 (January 17 1942)BirthMuhammad Ali, American boxerMuhammad Ali Quotes
January 17th, 1942 (January 17 1942)BirthIta Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
January 17th, 1942 (January 17 1942)BirthUlf Hoelscher, German violinist
January 17th, 1942 (January 17 1942)BirthNancy Parsons, American actress (died in 2001)
January 17th, 1942 (January 17 1942)DeathWalther von Reichenau, German field marshal (born in 1884)
January 17th, 1941 (January 17 1941)EventKuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.
January 17th, 1941 (January 17 1941)BirthDame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
January 17th, 1940 (January 17 1940)BirthKipchoge Keino, Kenyan runner
January 17th, 1939 (January 17 1939)BirthMaury Povich, American talk show host
January 17th, 1935 (January 17 1935)BirthRuth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
January 17th, 1933 (January 17 1933)BirthDalida, French singer (died in 1987)
January 17th, 1933 (January 17 1933)BirthPrince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (died in 2003)
January 17th, 1933 (January 17 1933)BirthShari Lewis, American ventriloquist (died in 1998)
January 17th, 1933 (January 17 1933)DeathLouis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (born in 1848)
January 17th, 1932 (January 17 1932)BirthSheree North, American actress (died in 2005)
January 17th, 1932 (January 17 1932)DeathAlbert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (born in 1893)
January 17th, 1931 (January 17 1931)BirthJames Earl Jones, American actor
January 17th, 1931 (January 17 1931)BirthL. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of Virginia
January 17th, 1931 (January 17 1931)BirthDon Zimmer, American baseball coach
January 17th, 1931 (January 17 1931)DeathGrand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (born in 1864)
January 17th, 1930 (January 17 1930)BirthEddie LeBaron, American football player
January 17th, 1929 (January 17 1929)EventPopeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
January 17th, 1929 (January 17 1929)BirthJacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1986)
January 17th, 1928 (January 17 1928)BirthJean Barraque, French composer (died in 1973)
January 17th, 1928 (January 17 1928)BirthVidal Sassoon, English cosmetologist
January 17th, 1927 (January 17 1927)BirthDr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (died in 1961)
January 17th, 1927 (January 17 1927)BirthNorman Kaye, Australian actor and musician (died in 2007)
January 17th, 1927 (January 17 1927)BirthEartha Kitt, American actress and singer
January 17th, 1927 (January 17 1927)DeathJuliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (born in 1860)
January 17th, 1926 (January 17 1926)BirthNewton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesmanNewton N. Minow Quotes
January 17th, 1926 (January 17 1926)BirthMoira Shearer, Scottish actress (died in 2006)
January 17th, 1925 (January 17 1925)BirthRobert Cormier, American author (died in 2000)
January 17th, 1925 (January 17 1925)BirthAbdul Kardar, Pakistani cricketer
January 17th, 1925 (January 17 1925)BirthEdgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
January 17th, 1925 (January 17 1925)BirthPatricia Owens, Canadian actress (died in 2000)
January 17th, 1923 (January 17 1923)BirthCarol Raye, Australian actress
January 17th, 1922 (January 17 1922)BirthLuis Echeverria Alvarez, President of MexicoAl Alvarez Quotes
January 17th, 1922 (January 17 1922)BirthNicholas Katzenbach, American politician
January 17th, 1922 (January 17 1922)BirthBetty White, American actress
January 17th, 1921 (January 17 1921)BirthAntonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (died in 1998)
January 17th, 1918 (January 17 1918)BirthKeith Joseph, British politician (died in 1994)
January 17th, 1917 (January 17 1917)EventThe United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
January 17th, 1917 (January 17 1917)BirthM. G. Ramachandran, Indian politician, actor (died in 1987)
January 17th, 1917 (January 17 1917)BirthRamon Cardemil, Chilean huaso (died in 2007)
January 17th, 1914 (January 17 1914)BirthWilliam Stafford, American poet and essayist (died in 1993)
January 17th, 1914 (January 17 1914)BirthAnacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (died in 2007)
January 17th, 1914 (January 17 1914)BirthIrving Brecher, American Screenwriter
January 17th, 1913 (January 17 1913)EventRaymond Poincare is elected President of France.
January 17th, 1912 (January 17 1912)EventSir Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic) reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.Robert South Quotes
January 17th, 1911 (January 17 1911)BirthGeorge Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1991)
January 17th, 1911 (January 17 1911)DeathSir Francis Galton, English polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist (born in 1822)
January 17th, 1909 (January 17 1909)DeathSir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (born in 1819
January 17th, 1908 (January 17 1908)BirthCus D Amato, American boxing manager (died in 1985)
January 17th, 1908 (January 17 1908)DeathFerdinand IV Grand Duke of Tuscany (born in 1835)
January 17th, 1907 (January 17 1907)BirthHenk Badings, Dutch composer (died in 1987)
January 17th, 1905 (January 17 1905)BirthGuillermo Stabile, Argentine footballer (died in 1966)
January 17th, 1905 (January 17 1905)BirthPeggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (died in 2007)
January 17th, 1905 (January 17 1905)BirthRay Cunningham, American baseball player (died in 2005)
January 17th, 1904 (January 17 1904)EventAnton Chekhov s The Cherry Orchard receives its premiere performance at the Moscow Art Theatre.
January 17th, 1903 (January 17 1903)BirthJyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (died in 1953)
January 17th, 1903 (January 17 1903)DeathIgnaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (born in 1828)
January 17th, 1901 (January 17 1901)BirthAron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (died in 1973) Philo Quotes
January 17th, 1899 (January 17 1899)EventThe United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.
January 17th, 1899 (January 17 1899)BirthAl Capone, American gangster (died in 1947)Al Capone Quotes
January 17th, 1899 (January 17 1899)BirthNevil Shute, English author (died in 1960)Nevil Shute Quotes
January 17th, 1897 (January 17 1897)BirthMarcel Petiot, French mass murderer (died in 1946)
January 17th, 1893 (January 17 1893)EventThe Citizen s Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
January 17th, 1893 (January 17 1893)DeathRutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (born in 1822)Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes
January 17th, 1891 (January 17 1891)DeathGeorge Bancroft, U.S. historian (born in 1800)
January 17th, 1887 (January 17 1887)DeathWilliam Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (born in 1840)
January 17th, 1886 (January 17 1886)BirthRonald Firbank, British novelist (died in 1926)
January 17th, 1886 (January 17 1886)BirthGlenn L. Martin, American aviation pioneer (died in 1955)
January 17th, 1885 (January 17 1885)EventA British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
January 17th, 1884 (January 17 1884)DeathHermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (born in 1804)
January 17th, 1883 (January 17 1883)BirthSir Compton Mackenzie, Scottish novelist (died in 1972)
January 17th, 1882 (January 17 1882)BirthNoah Beery, Sr., American actor (died in 1946)
January 17th, 1881 (January 17 1881)BirthAntoni Lomnicki, Polish mathematician (died in 1941)
January 17th, 1880 (January 17 1880)BirthMack Sennett, Canadian film director (died in 1960)
January 17th, 1877 (January 17 1877)BirthMay Gibbs, Australian children s author (died in 1969)
January 17th, 1876 (January 17 1876)BirthFrank Hague, American politician (died in 1956)Frank Hague Quotes
January 17th, 1875 (January 17 1875)BirthFlorencio Sanchez, Uruguayan dramatist (died in 1910)
January 17th, 1874 (January 17 1874)DeathChang and Eng Bunker, Siamese twins (born in 1811)
January 17th, 1873 (January 17 1873)EventA group of Modoc warriors defeat the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
January 17th, 1871 (January 17 1871)BirthDavid Earl Beatty British admiral (died in 1936)
January 17th, 1871 (January 17 1871)BirthNicolae Iorga, Romanian writer (died in 1940)
January 17th, 1869 (January 17 1869)DeathAleksandr Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer (born in 1813)
January 17th, 1867 (January 17 1867)BirthCarl Laemmle, German-born film executive (died in 1939)
January 17th, 1865 (January 17 1865)BirthGen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (died in 1951)
January 17th, 1863 (January 17 1863)BirthDavid Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1945)
January 17th, 1863 (January 17 1863)BirthConstantin Stanislavski, Russian theatre practitioner (died in 1938)
January 17th, 1863 (January 17 1863)DeathHorace Vernet, French painter (born in 1789) Horace Quotes
January 17th, 1861 (January 17 1861)DeathLola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (born in 1821)
January 17th, 1860 (January 17 1860)BirthDouglas Hyde, President of Ireland (died in 1949)
January 17th, 1858 (January 17 1858)BirthTomas Carrasquilla, Colombian writer (died in 1940)
January 17th, 1857 (January 17 1857)BirthEugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (died in 1935)
January 17th, 1857 (January 17 1857)BirthWilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (died in 1941)
January 17th, 1853 (January 17 1853)BirthAlva Belmont, American socialite (died in 1933)
January 17th, 1852 (January 17 1852)EventThe United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
January 17th, 1851 (January 17 1851)BirthA. B. Frost, American illustrator (died in 1928)
January 17th, 1850 (January 17 1850)BirthAleksandr Taneyev, Russian composer (died in 1918)
January 17th, 1834 (January 17 1834)BirthAugust Weismann, German biologist (died in 1914)
January 17th, 1834 (January 17 1834)DeathGiovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (born in 1762)
January 17th, 1832 (January 17 1832)BirthHenry Martyn Baird, American educationalist (died in 1906)
January 17th, 1831 (January 17 1831)BirthArchduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (died in 1903)
January 17th, 1828 (January 17 1828)BirthEduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (died in 1898)
January 17th, 1828 (January 17 1828)BirthLewis A. Grant, American Civil War general (died in 1918)
January 17th, 1826 (January 17 1826)DeathJuan Crisostomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (born in 1806)
January 17th, 1820 (January 17 1820)BirthAnne Bronte, British author (died in 1849)Anne Bronte Quotes
January 17th, 1814 (January 17 1814)Birth Mrs Henry Wood , English novelist (died in 1887)
January 17th, 1799 (January 17 1799)EventMaltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots were executed.
January 17th, 1789 (January 17 1789)BirthAugust Neander, German theologian (died in 1850)
January 17th, 1781 (January 17 1781)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of CowpensContinental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.
January 17th, 1773 (January 17 1773)EventCaptain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
January 17th, 1761 (January 17 1761)BirthJames Hall, Scottish geologist (died in 1832)
January 17th, 1751 (January 17 1751)DeathTomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (born in 1671)
January 17th, 1738 (January 17 1738)DeathJean-Francois Dandrieu, French composer (born in 1682)
January 17th, 1737 (January 17 1737)DeathMatthaus Daniel Poppelmann, German architect (born in 1662)
January 17th, 1734 (January 17 1734)BirthFrancois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian composer (died in 1829)
January 17th, 1732 (January 17 1732)BirthStanislaw II August Poniatowski, King and Grand Duke of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (died in 1798)
January 17th, 1719 (January 17 1719)BirthWilliam Vernon, American merchant (died in 1806)
January 17th, 1718 (January 17 1718)DeathCaptain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader
January 17th, 1712 (January 17 1712)BirthJohn Stanley, English composer (died in 1786)
January 17th, 1706 (January 17 1706)BirthBenjamin Franklin American statesman (died in 1790)Benjamin Franklin Quotes
January 17th, 1705 (January 17 1705)DeathJohn Ray, English naturalist (born in 1627)
January 17th, 1686 (January 17 1686)BirthArchibald Bower, Scottish historian (died in 1766)
January 17th, 1666 (January 17 1666)BirthAntonio Maria Valsalva, Italian anatomist (died in 1723)
January 17th, 1654 (January 17 1654)DeathPaulus Potter, Dutch painter (born in 1625)
January 17th, 1648 (January 17 1648)EventEngland 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.
January 17th, 1617 (January 17 1617)DeathFaust Vrancic, Croatian inventor (born in 1551)
January 17th, 1612 (January 17 1612)BirthThomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English Civil War general (died in 1671)
January 17th, 1605 (January 17 1605)EventFirst publication of Don Quixote.
January 17th, 1600 (January 17 1600)BirthPedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish playwright (died in 1681)Pedro Calderon de la Barca Quotes
January 17th, 1598 (January 17 1598)DeathFyodor I Tsar of Russia (born in 1557)
January 17th, 1595 (January 17 1595)EventHenry IV of France declares war on Spain.
January 17th, 1562 (January 17 1562)EventFrance recognizes the Huguenots under the Edict of Saint-Germain.
January 17th, 1560 (January 17 1560)BirthGaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (died in 1624)
January 17th, 1524 (January 17 1524)EventBeginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano s voyage to find a passage to China.
January 17th, 1504 (January 17 1504)BirthPope Pius V (died in 1572)
January 17th, 1501 (January 17 1501)BirthLeonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (died in 1566)
January 17th, 1484 (January 17 1484)BirthGeorge Spalatin, German reformer (died in 1545)
January 17th, 1468 (January 17 1468)DeathSkanderbeg, Albanian leader (born in 1405)
January 17th, 1463 (January 17 1463)BirthFriedrich III, Elector of Saxony (died in 1525)
January 17th, 1377 (January 17 1377)EventPope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
January 17th, 1369 (January 17 1369)DeathKing Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (born in 1328)
January 17th, 1287 (January 17 1287)EventKing Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
January 17th, 1229 (January 17 1229)DeathAlbert of Buxhoeveden, German soldier
January 17th, 0395 (January 17 0395)DeathTheodosius I, Roman Emperor

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