Saturday, January 17, 2015

17th January date

17th January in History:
1982 – "Cold Sunday": in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.
1983 – The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's flagship store in downtown Detroit, closes due to high cost of operating.
1991 – Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
1992 – During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

Birthdays you share with:
1888 – Babu Gulabrai, Indian author (d. 1963)
1917 – M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)
1923 – Rangeya Raghav, Indian author (d. 1962)
1940 – Umashanker Singh, Indian politician (d. 2013)
1942 – Muhammad Ali, American boxer
1945 – Javed Akhtar, Indian poet, playwright, and composer

Festivals and celebrations:
National Day (Minorca)
The opening ceremony of Patras Carnival, celebrated until Clean Monday. (Patras)

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