On This Day in History for January 17 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 120 of 120


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Operation Desert Storm begins against Saddam Hussein

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1992 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • 1993 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • 1994 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
  • 1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • 1996 The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • 1996 Iraq agrees to talks concerning a UN plan to allow for the Iraqi sale of $1 billion of oil; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 US President Bill Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2001 President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
  • 2001 OPEC agrees at a meeting of ministers in Vienna, to reduce members' oil production quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day
  • 2002 Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
  • 2007 Doomsday Clock set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea's 1st nuclear test
  • 2010 A dragon boat from Chung Ling High School capsizes and collides with a tugboat amid strong currents in Penang, Malaysia, killing 6 people and injuring 12
  • 2013 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • 2013 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
  • 2013 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2013 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • 2013 Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • 2014 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Fourth Democratic presidential candidates debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over healthcare and gun control in Charleston, South Carolina

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 112 of 112

  • 1960 John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
  • 1961 Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
  • 1962 Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964 Michelle Obama, 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • 1966 Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
  • 1967 Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (d. 2007)
  • 1968 Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer
  • 1969 Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
  • 1969 Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
  • 1970 Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
  • 1970 James Wattana, Thai snooker player
  • 1980 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist

Weddings in History


Deaths in History