On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 2017

Historical Events

  • Nigerian military mistakenly bomb refugee camp killing more than 70 in Rann, Borno state

Flight MH370 Disappears

Search for missing aircraft MH370 over the Indian Ocean is called off

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Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
Post-it notes written by well-wishers in Malaysia after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing
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Historic Event

US President Barack Obama commutes WikiLeaks discloser Chelsea Manning's prison sentence from 35 to 7 years

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Deaths

  • Tibor Fátyol, Hungarian composer, dies at 81
2017 Highlights

About January 17, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn