What Happened on January 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
  • 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Famous Deaths

  • Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52