On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2017

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adama Barrow sworn in as President of Gambia in Dahkar as Senegalese troops enter Gambia to persuade former President Yahya Jammeh to leave

Dictator and President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
Dictator and President of Gambia
Yahya Jammeh
  • High-rise building collapses in Tehran, killing 20 firefighters

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is extradited to the United States to face trial for his leadership of the Sinaloa drug cartel

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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
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Famous Deaths

  • H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, dies at 99
  • Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), dies of cancer at 61
2017 Highlights

About January 19, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn