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Jan 17, 2018

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In early 1871 British-born, US resident Andrew Smith Hallidie received the first patent in relation to the cable car, an occasion which is marked by Cable Car...

History Facts:


17-01-0355 Death of St Anthony of Egypt founder of Christian monasticism
17-01-1746 Battle of Falkirk Scotland
17-01-1773 Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66ΓΈ 33' S)
17-01-1852 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
17-01-1861 Flush toilet is patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)
17-01-1871 1st Cable Car is patented by Andrew S Hallidie
17-01-1893 Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
17-01-1899 US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
17-01-1910 Thomas Crapper inventor of flush toilet dies
17-01-1943 Tin Can Drive Day
17-01-1945 Liberation Day in Poland (end of Nazi occupation)
17-01-1950 Great Brink's robbery in Boston $28 million
17-01-1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
17-01-1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
17-01-1968 Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
17-01-1976 Hermes rocket launched by ESA
17-01-1977 Gary Gilmore executed in Utah 1st since 1967
17-01-1979 Islanders didn't get a shot off in one period against the Rangers

Famous Birthdays:


17-01-1706 Benjamin Franklin, Boston and kite flyer and statesman and wit
17-01-1732 Stanislaw II, last king of Poland (1764-95)
17-01-1771 Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel
17-01-1818 Sir Antoine Dorion (L), joint premier of Canada (1858 and 1863-64)
17-01-1857 Eugene Augustin Lauste, developed 1st sound-on-film recording
17-01-1863 David Lloyd George (Liberal), prime minister of Britain (1916-22)
17-01-1863 Konstantin Stanislavsky, Actor and director and producer and methodist
17-01-1880 Mack Sennett, created Keystone Kops
17-01-1899 Robert Maynard Hutchins, American educator and civil libertarian
17-01-1919 A Chekhov
17-01-1924 Betty White, Actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls) in Oak Pk
17-01-1926 Moira Shearer, Scottish ballerina
17-01-1931 James Earl Jones, Actor (Darth Vader)
17-01-1933 Sheree North, in Los Angeles
17-01-1934 Shari Lewis, puppeteer in Bronx NY
17-01-1944 Joe Frazier, heavyweight champion boxer (1968-73)
17-01-1949 Debbie Watson, in Culver City California

Date Format By Country

Afghanistan, Japan : 2018-01-17
Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe : 17-01-2018
Federated States of Micronesia : 01-17-2018
Australia, Belize : 17-01-2018 or 01-17-2018
Macau, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom : 2018-01-17 or 17-01-2018
Albania : 2018-01-17 or 17/01/2018
Algeria, Brazil, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Thailand : 17/01/2018
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey : 17.01.2018
Austria : 17.1.2018 or 17.1.18 or 17. January 2018 or 17. January 18
Bangladesh : 17-01-18 or 18-01-17
Belgium : 17-01-2018
Turkmenistan : 17.01.2018 or 17.01.18
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia : 17. 1. 2018. or 17. January 2018.
Czech Republic : 17. 1. 2018 or 17. January 2018
Cambodia : 2018-01-17 or 17-01-2018
Canada : 17-01-2018 or 2018 01 17 or 17/01/18 or Jan/17/2018 or Jan 17, 2018 or January 17, 2018 or January-17-18 or 2018-01-17 or 17 January 2018
China, Lithuania, Taiwan - Republic of China : 2018-01-17
Denmark : 17-01-2018 or 17-01-18 or 2018-01-17 or 20180117 or 17. January 2018 or 17/1-18 or 17/1-2018
Estonia : 17.1.2018 or 17. January 2018
Finland, Serbia : 17.1.2018 or 17. January 2018
France, Ireland : 17/01/2018 or 17-01-2018
Germany : 17.01.18 or 17.1.18 or 17.01.2018 or 17.1.2018 or 2018-01-17 or 17. January 2018
Hong Kong : 17/01/18 or 17/1/18 or 17/01/2018 or 17/1/2018 or 2018/01/17
Hungary : 2018. 01. 17.
India : 17-01-2018 or 20180117 or 2018 01 17 or 2018-01-17
Iran : 2018/01/17 or 18/1/17 or 2018-01-17 or 17 January 2018
Kazakhstan : 2018.17.01 or 17.01.2018 or 17.01.18
Kenya : 18/01/17 or 17/01/2018 or 1/17/2018
Korea : 2018.01.17 or 2018/01/17
Latvia : 17.01.2018 or 2018.01.17
Luxembourg : 17/01/2018 or 17.1.2018
Maldives : th 2018f January, 2018 or 17.01.2018 or 17.01.18 or 17/01/18 or 17/01/2018 or 17-01-18 or 17-01-2018
Mongolia : 2018.01.17
Montenegro : 17.1.2018
Netherlands : 17-01-18 or 17-01-2018 or 17 January 18 or 17 January 2018
Nigeria : 17/01/18
Norway : 17.01.2018 or 170118 or 2018-01-17 or 17/1-18
Pakistan, Spain : 17/01/18 or 17/01/2018
Philippines : January 17, 2018 or 17-01-2018
Portugal : 17/01/2018 or 17-01-2018 or 2018-01-17
Poland : 17.01.2018
Romania : 17.01.2018 or 17-Jan-2018
Russia : 17.01.2018 or 17.01.18
Saudi Arabia : 17/01/2018 or 01/17/2018
Slovakia : 17. 01. 2018
Slovenia : 2018.01.17 or 17.1.2018 or 17. January 2018
South Africa : 2018-01-17 or 17/1/18
Sweden : 2018-01-17 or 17/1 2018 or 17/1 -18 or 17.01.2018
Ukraine : 17.01.18 or 17.01.2018 or 17/01/2018
United States of America : 01/17/18 or 01/17/2018 or 17 January 2018 or 17 Jan 2018 or 2018-01-17
Uzbekistan : 17.01.2018 or 17/01 2018

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