THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 17/01


This day in #history 17/01
JANUARY 17TH
image

1773 – Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66 ° 33′ S )
image

1852 – British recognize independence of
Transvaal ( in South Africa)

1893 – Queen Liliuokalani deposed , Kingdom of
Hawaii becomes a republic

1945 – Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)

1946 – United Nations Security Council holds its
1st meeting

1973 – New Philippine constitution names Marcos
president for life

1983 – Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens,
mostly Ghanaian

1996 – The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.

2000 – 27 th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

2002 – Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an
estimated 400 ,000 people.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
1706 – Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass , kite flyer/ statesman/ wit/ inventor, ( d . 1790)
image

1806 – James Madison Randolph , (Jefferson’s
grandson ) 1 st born in White House

1942 – Muhammad Ali [ Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky , heavyweight boxing champion (1964 -7 74 -8 )
image

1964 – Michelle Obama , wife of Barack Obama
and Ist Lady

FAMOUS DEATHS

1961 – Patrice Lumumba , African revolutionary ,
murdered at 36

FAMOUS WEDDING

38 BC – Roman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor,marries Livia Drusilla.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s