January 17, 2017
Today is 17th day of the year
349 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1706 - "Benjamin Franklin, American statesman & scientist"
  • 1820 - "Anne Bronte, Youngest of the 'Bronte' sisters"
  • 1899 - "Al Capone, American gangster"
  • 1942 - "Muhammad Ali, American heavyweight boxing champion"
  • 1956 - "Paul Young, English singer"
  • 1957 - "Keith Chegwin, Broadcaster & television presenter"
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events today

  • 1773 - Captain Cooks ship became the first to cross the Antartic Ocean
  • 1912 - English explorer Robert F. Scott reached the South Pole
  • 1959 - The African country of Mali was formed with the joining of Senegal & French Sudan
  • 1968 - "The motor manufacturer British Leyland was formed, from the merger of two companies"
  • 1983 - Breakfast television began in Britain
  • 1986 - The Royal yacht Britannia evacuated Britions and other foreign nationals from Aden
  • 1995 - "In Japan a massive earthquake caused widespread destruction & left 300,000 homeless"
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