History – 17 January 2019

Important events of January 17

  • 1584 – Central European country Bohemia adopted the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1595 – French King Henry IV announces war against Spain.
  • 1601 – Mughal emperor Akbar entered the sanctuary of Ashergarh.
  • 1601 – France settled with Spain, under which France received Bruce, Bugus Volumemy and Geeks area.
  • 1757 – Germany declares war against Prussia
  • 1806 – James Madison, grandson of then-American President Thomas Jefferson, became the first child born in the Randolph White House
  • 1841 – British mountaineer George Everest unearthed the world’s highest peak. This peak name was followed by Everest.
  • 1852 – Britain recognized the independence of Transvaal of South Africa.
  • 1863 – Civil war in US state of Virginia
  • 1895 – French President Casimir Perrier resigns.
  • 1913 – Raymond Pooincare elected President of France.
  • 1915 – Russia occupy Bukovina and western Ukraine.
  • 1917 – America purchased Virgin Islands from Denmark for 2.5 million dollars.
  • 1928 – For the first time, a fully automatic photo-making machine was patented.
  • 1941 – Subhash Chandra Bose, quietly leaving the British patrol, left for Germany.
  • 1945 – In the days of the end of World War II, the Soviet army arrived in Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
  • 1946 – The first meeting of the United Nations Security Council was held in the world’s most powerful organization.
  • 1948 – The Netherlands and Indonesia agreed on the ceasefire.
  • 1961 – Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Congo Patriot Lumumba murdered by the new military rulers of the country.
  • 1976 – European Space Agency launches Harmon Rocket.
  • 1979 – Soviet Union conducted nuclear tests.
  • 1980 – NASA launches FlatStecom-3.
  • 1985 – Indian cricketer Azharuddin makes second Test century against England
  • 1987 – The launch of the Tata Football Academy
  • 1989 – Colonel J.K. Bajaj becomes the first Indian to reach the North Pole.
  • 1991 – Alliance forces under the leadership of the United States invaded Iraqi positions in Kuwait and Iraq and the overthrow of Iraq on Kuwait ended.
  • 1991 – The United States, Britain, and the French army started attacking Iraq only after the Gulf War began.
  • 1995 – 7.2 earthquake that hit Japan’s Kobe city killed 5,372 people.
  • 2002 – US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives in India, endorses India’s stand on the issue of terrorism.
  • 2007 – Australian cricketer Michael Bevan resigned from international cricket.
  • 2008 – The Central Government has approved a plan of Rs. 1800 crore for providing jobs to the disabled.
  • 2008 – Madagascar receives new species of palm tree of the Indian Ocean.
  • 2009 – Randhir Singh, general secretary of the Indian Olympic Association, resigned from his post.
  • 2010 – In the event of a non-violent attack by the Supreme Court of India, giving a pro-active definition of the right to self-defense, it is said that people who follow the law do not need to be cowardly. His two-member bench, while deciding the 10-point directive for self-defense, said that in these circumstances, no person will be made a criminal, even if he has done a life-threatening injury to the attacker.
  • 2013 – 33 dead in serial bomb blasts in Iraq


The person born on January 17

  • 1860 – Russian author Antwan Chekhof was born.
  • 1863 – The great Russian colonist ‘Konstantin Stanislavsky’, who was given a new look to the modern theater from its realistic style, was born.
  • 1888 – Babu Gulabarai – Famous Litterateur, Professor and Satirist of India.
  • 1905 – D.R. Kaparekar – Indian mathematician.
  • 1908 – L. V. Prasad – successful filmmaker, producer-director and actor of Indian cinema.
  • 1917 – Birth of MG Ramachandran politician and actor.
  • 1918 – Kamal Amrohi, Famous Film Producer-Director
  • 1920 – Turkey’s revolutionary poet ‘Nazim Hikmat’ was born.
  • 1923 – Birth of Range Raghava Hindi Literature.
  • 1930 – Arvind Kumar, Madhuri and first editor of best magazines
  • 1941 – Mahavir Saran Jain, famous writer
  • 1945 – born of scriptwriter and Hindi film lyricist Javed Akhtar

Death on January 17

  • 1930 – Gauhar Jan – was an Indian singer and dancer.
  • 1951 – Jyoti Prasad Agrawal – Famous Litterateur of Assam, freedom fighter and film producer
  • 2014 – SuChitra Sen, famous film actress.
  • 2010- Jyoti Basu, the famous Marxist politician of India died.

Important Events and Festivals of January 17

  • Mr. Range Raghav Jayanti
  •  Mr. DR Kaparekar Jayant