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Historical Events In January - 17

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1977  On this day in history convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On January - 17 zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1977  On January - 17 gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On January - 17 shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  USSR performs underground nuclear test on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On this day in history nASA launches Fltsatcom-3  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On January - 17 barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On January - 17 10th American Music Award Kenny Rogers  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1983  On this day in history alabama Governor George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On January - 17 nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71 on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On January - 17 supreme Court rules (5-4) private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  On this day in history azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 to regain WBA heavyweight title on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  President Reagan signed a secret order permitting the covert sale of arms to Iran on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On January - 17 leslie Manigay elected President of Haiti  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  Five children are shot to death at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California, by a gunman who then kills himself on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On January - 17 gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  Murden & Metz are first women to reach South Pole overland (on skis) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1989  On this day in history sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On January - 17 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards Bobby Darin  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On this day in history 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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On this day in history charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On January - 17 iraq fires 8 SCUD missiles on Israel  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq - first US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn) on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.60, the second highest one-day point-gain ever on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that Florida dentist David Acer had infected three patients with the AIDS virus on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  On January - 17 olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1484  On this day in history birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1501  On this day in history birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1517  On this day in history birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1560  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1103  On January - 17 frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1119  On this day in history boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1369  Death of King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328) on January - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1468  On January - 17 death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1598  On this day in history death of fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1604  On this day in history santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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