Historical Events In January - 17
Monday, 02 October 2023
1992 On January - 17 sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
1992 On January - 17 bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
1993 14th ACE Cable Awards HBO wins 32 awards on this day in history.
1993 On January - 17 ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
1994 On this day in history 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
1994 On this day in history a magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Southern California, killing 61 people and causing $20 billion in damage.
1994 A pre-dawn earthquake struck the Los Angeles area, claiming 61 lives and causing widespread damage on January - 17.
1994 Liz Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment on this day in history.
1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die) on this day in history.
1995 On January - 17 a powerful earthquake rocked Kobe, Japan, and the surrounding area, killing more than 5,000 people.
1995 On this day in history more than 6,000 die as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Kobe, Japan.
1995 Great Hanshin earthquake in Japan killing 6,434 people on January - 17.
1996 On January - 17 sheik Omar Abdel Rahman got life in prison and 16 others were also sentenced to jail for plotting to bomb the United Nations.
1998 President Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones on 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 on this day in history.
2001 Jewish Holocaust survivors win compensation deal from Austria for assets stripped from them when Austria was part of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich on this day in history.
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 on January - 17.
2002 The U.S. Justice Department began an international manhunt for five suspected al-Qaida members believed to be plotting a new suicide attack on 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 on this day in history.
2004 Authorities placed the U.S. military death toll in Iraq at 500, including 346 in combat on January - 17.
2007 Doomsday Clock is set to 5 minutes to midnight on January - 17.
2007 On this day in history hurricane force winds from storm Kyrill claim at least 40 lives in western Europe.
2007 On January - 17 protests occur in India and the United Kingdom against the British series of Celebrity Big Brother after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara were alleged to have been racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
2013 On January - 17 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
2014 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan on this day in history.
2017 On January - 17 uS President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years
2017 Nigerian military mistakely bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state on January - 17.
2017 Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off on January - 17.
2019 On this day in history a vehicle-bound suicide bomb attack in BogotÃ¡, Colombia, kills 22 people and injures 68 others, making it the deadliest attack on the Colombian capital since 2003.