According to Gregory calendar, January 17 is the day number 17 in a given year. January 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 17 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1377Pope Gregory XI entered Rome after a four-month journey from Avignon, returning the Papacy to its original city and effectively becoming the last Avignon Pope.
1524Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano set sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
1584The Central European country Bohemia adopted the Gregorian calendar.
1595King Henry IV of France declared war against Spain.
1718The avalanche destroyed kai buildings in Lookerbud, Switz, and 53 people died.
1746Battle of Falakkra Mure: The Jacobback forces defeated the British government forces.
1781American Revolutionary War-American forces won a surprising victory over the British at the Battle of Cowpens, one of the most pivotal battles of the war.
1798August Kant, the leading French thinker of sociology, was born.
1806James Madison Randolph, grandson of the then US President Thomas Jefferson, became the first child to be born in the White House.
1841British climber George Everest discovered the world's highest peak. This peak was also named Everest after this.
1885Mahdisat War in Sudan: The British Army won in the Battle of Abu Kli.
1893Lorrin A. Thurston, along with the Citizens' Committee of Public Safety led the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the government of Queen Lili?uokalani.
1912Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition reachedthe South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen's team has beaten them by 33 days.
1913Raymond Poincaré was elected President of France.
1917The US bought Virgin Islands from Denmark for $ 25 million.
1928The first fully automated photo film making machine was patented.
1941Freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose left for Germany from Calcutta.
1946The United Nations Security Council, the organ of the United Nations charged with the maintenance of international peace and security, held its first meeting at Church House in London.
1946The first meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the world's most powerful body, took place.
1955USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, put to sea for the first time from Groton, Connecticut, with the message, 'Underway On nuclear power.'
1961Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the government of Belgium and the United States.
1966A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress collided with a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling over the Mediterranean Sea, dropping three hydrogen bombs on land near Palomares, Spain, and a fourth one into the sea.
1980NASA launches FLATTSCOM-3.
1989Patrick Purdy opened fire with an assault rifle on an elementary school in Stockton, California, killing 5 and wounding 30 others.
1991Harald V, the current King of Norway, succeeded to the throne upon the death of his father Olav V.
1991The Gulf War started as soon as the forces of America, Britain, France attacked Iraq.
1995A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Kobe city in Japan killed 5,372 people.
1997Dennis Rodman was suspended from NBA and charged a cash of $25000 as he kicked a cameraman.
2009Israel has declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza War which was effectively on January 18th. AND Hamas too declared a ceasefire but of his own.
2010Ali Hasan al-Majid, Former Iraqi minister is found to death because of a poisonous gas attack at Halabja. He was also known to be as chemical Ali, the chemical man.
2010The first spate of violence between Muslims and Christians Began in Jos, Nigeria, and would end in more than 200 deaths.
20111400 members of ruling Communist party of Vietnam gathered to vote for a new leader.
2011Thousands of passengers of bullet train in northern and central Japan were affected due to a computer glitch and also temporarily halted.
2013Japan announces to build the largest offshore wind farm in the world in the prefecture near the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant to turn nuclear plant as back.
2013The IOC took the cyclist's bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympic after stripping lance Armstrong.
2013A series of bomb blasts in Iraq left 33 dead.
2014The discovery of a bone took place in Winchester 1999. It is believed that this bone may belong to the famous King Alfred the great or his son Edward the elder who was very famous in history.
2014The former Spy Contractor raised his voice for N.S.A. disclosure. So the president of America Barack Obama has announced to reform the phone Surveillance.

Important Historical Events of 17 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1989Colonel J.K. Bajaj became the first Indian to reach the North Pole.
2012India and China are agreed to build a functional office to resolve border issues

Famous People's Birthdays on 17 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1888Babu Gulabrai / Author / India
1905D. R. Kaprekar / Scientist / India
1910Prem Mathur / Pilot / India
1917M. G. Ramachandran / Actor / India
1922Tonse Ananth Pai / Economist / India
1923Rangeya Raghav / Author / India
1942Mohammed Ali / Politician / India
1945Javed Akhtar / Poet / India
1984Karan Trivedi / Actor / India

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