January 17, 2002 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.

Deaths in History

  • Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, (Nobel Prize laureate 1989), dies at 85