Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Crash landing at London Heathrow: A British Airways Boeing 777 flying from Beijing, China to London, England lands on the grass short of the south runway and continues onto the runway, stopping on the white stripes, injuring 13 people, but resulting in no fatalities. The chaos results in the cancellation of 200 flights. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Indian Government has waded into the alleged bullying and racial abuse of contestant Shilpa Shetty on Celebrity Big Brother UK, which is said to have sparked more viewer complaints to media regulator Ofcom than any other show in the history of British television. //www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2551921,00.html
Gertrude Janeway, the last widow of a Union veteran from the American Civil War, died at the age of 93, in Blaine, Tennessee. Gertrude married John Janeway in 1927, when she was 18 and he was 81. He died in 1937. Still alive is Confederate widow Alberta Martin, of Elba, Alabama.
Thursday, January 17, 2002
Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Tuesday, January 17, 1995
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake called the Great Hanshin earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing great property damage and killing 6,434 people.
Tuesday, January 17, 1989
Thursday, January 17, 1985
Unemployment in the United Kingdom increases by 129,918 to 3,070,621, a post-war record.
Saturday, January 17, 1981
Snow falls in Miami, Florida (despite its ordinarily tropical climate) for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii.
Australia's worst railway disaster at Granville, near Sydney, leaves 83 people dead.
U.S. President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (aka Tokyo Rose).
Wednesday, January 17, 1973
Ferdinand Marcos becomes President for Life of the Philippines.
The Baltimore Colts
defeated the Dallas Cowboys
, 16-13, in Super Bowl V
. The game was plagued by a record combined 11 turnovers, and was not decided until Jim O'Brien
kicked a 32-yard field goal with five seconds remaining. Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley
became the first player from a losing team to be named Super Bowl MVP.
Wednesday, January 17, 1968
A U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging four nuclear bombs.
announces that he will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio
Tuesday, January 17, 1950
The first VW Type 1 to arrive in the United States, a 1948 model, is brought to New York by Dutch businessman Ben Pon. Unable to interest dealers or importers in the Volkswagen, Pon sells the sle car to pay his travel expenses. Only two 1949 models were sold in America that year, convincing Volkswagen chairman Heinrich Nordhoff the car had no future in the U.S. (The Type 1 went on to become an automotive phenomenon.)
Saturday, January 17, 1948
Meat rationing ends in Australia.
Tuesday, January 17, 1933
The U.S. Congress votes favorably for Philippines independence, against the view of President Herbert Hoover.
Thursday, January 17, 1929
Tuesday, January 17, 1928
Wednesday, January 17, 1923
Wednesday, January 17, 1912
Wednesday, January 17, 1900
Tuesday, January 17, 1899
Thursday, January 17, 1895
Tuesday, January 17, 1893
The U.S. Marines intervene in Hawaii, resulting in overthrow of the government of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.
Thursday, January 17, 1878
Saturday, January 17, 1852
Simón Bolívar proclaims the Republic of Gran Colombia.
Wednesday, January 17, 1816
Saturday, January 17, 1795
Wednesday, January 17, 1781
American Revolution ndash Battle of Cowpens: Americans under Daniel Morgan defeat British forces.
Tuesday, January 17, 1775
James Cook takes possession of South Georgia for Britain.
Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Matilda are arrested, leading to his execution and her banishment from Denmark.
Tuesday, January 17, 1713
: Colonel James Moore leads the Carolina militia out of Albermarle County, North Carolina
in a second offensive against the Tuscarora. Heavy snows force the troops to take refuge in Fort Reading on the Pamlico River.
Treaty of Königsberg is signed, establishing alliance between Charles X Gustav of Sweden and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg.
England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War.
Led by the Duke of Soubise, the Huguenots launch a second rebellion against king Louis XIII with a surprise naval assault on a French fleet being prepared in Blavet.
February ndash Huguenot forces under the Duke of Soubise capture the Island of Ré.
Thursday, January 17, 1608
Wednesday, January 17, 1601
France gains Bresse, Bugey and Gex from Savoy, ceding Saluzzo in exchange.
Wednesday, January 7, 1562 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 7, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 7, 1501 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, January 9, 1377 (Julianian calendar)
February ndash The Pope's representative in northern Italy, Robert of Geneva (the future antipope Clement VII
), pillages Cesena
and 4,000 antipapal rebels are massacred.
Sunday, January 9, 1345 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, January 10, 1287 (Julianian calendar)
The Treaty of San Agayz is signed. King Alfonso III of Aragon conquers the island of Minorca from the Moors.
Tuesday, January 16, 395 (Julianian calendar)