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17 January

38BCE – Roman Republic – Octavian married Livia.

395 – Roman Empire – Emperor Theodosius I died. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/theodosius-I.html

1562 – France – Hugonuets recognised under Edict of Saint-Germain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edict_of_Saint-Germain

1648 – England – The Long Parliament passed the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negations with Charles I. http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/world-history/timeline-1648

1781 – USA – Battle of Cowpens (American Revolutionary War). http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-cowpens.htm

1799 – Malta – Dun Mikiel Xerri and other patriots executed. http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/01/17/1799-dun-mikiel-xerri-maltese-patriot/

1811 – Mexico – Battle of Calderon Bridge (Mexican War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Calder%C3%B3n_Bridge

1873 – USA – First Battle of the stronghold (Modoc War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_the_Stronghold

1885 – Sudan – Battle of Abu Klea (Mahdist War).  http://www.britishbattles.com/egypt-1882/abu-klea.htm

1915 – Russian Empire – Battle of Sarikamish ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sarikamish

1929 – Afghanistan – Inayatullah Khan abdicated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inayatullah_Khan

1936 – Bolivia – Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano plane crashed near Cochabamba, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19360117-0

1939 – Columbia – SCADTA plane crashed near Sumapaz, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390117-0

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Elizabeth City, NC, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430117-0

1944 – USA – US Navy plane missing off Adak Island NAS, AK, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440117-2


1944 – Italy – Battle of Monte Cassino began (WWII). https://youtu.be/eCT_QeSKewU   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Cassino

1949 – Western Atlantic – BSAA plane missing, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490117-1

1949 – USA – Beechcraft plane crashed at Wichita-Beech Airport, KS, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490117-2

1950 – USA – Great Brinks Robbery, Boston, Masssachusetts. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/brinks-robbery

1951 – Vietnam – Battle of Vĩnh Yên ended (First Indochina War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_V%C4%A9nh_Y%C3%AAn


1966 – Spain – Two US Air Force planes crashed mid-air, at Palomares, 4 hydrogen bombs scattered, 7 killed. https://youtu.be/iRdIzCxGSWo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Palomares_B-52_crash

1988 – Austria – Paralympic IV Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Innsbruck. http://www.paralympic.org/innsbruck-1988

1989 – USA – Gunman at Cleveland Elementary School, Stockton, California, 5 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.P/p/purdy-patrick.htm

1991 – Iraq/Kuwait/Saudi Arabia/Israel – Operation Dersert Storm began (Gulf War). http://www.history.com/topics/persian-gulf-war

1991 – Norway – Olav V died, Harald V became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_V_of_Norway


1997 – USA – Delta 2 rocket exploded on launch. http://youtu.be/62-L-_3tdG8  http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20000094557.pdf

1994 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Reseda, California, 72 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Northridge_earthquake


1995 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre in Hyōgo Prefecture, Kinki region, 6,434 killed. http://youtu.be/3p7xt_U34pM http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/17/newsid_3375000/3375733.stm

2002 – Congo – Mount Nyiragongo erupted. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nyiragongo.html


2008 – UK – British Airways Flight 38 crashed near Heathrow Airport. https://youtu.be/bz79Uj0PGwE   http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20080117-0

2010 – Nigeria – Rioting in Jos, 200 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8468456.stm