Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is January 17. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.
Soviet leader Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.
The Red army occupies Warsaw.
The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.
Robert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen.
Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
At the Sand River Convention, the British recognize the independence of the Transvaal Board.
Simon Bolivar the "liberator" proclaims Columbia a republic.
Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.
Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the battle of Falkirk in Scotland.
The Treaty of Lyons ends a short war between France and Savoy.