Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (Week 03)

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

1985
A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.
1963
Soviet leader Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.
1945
The Red army occupies Warsaw.
1939
The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.
1912
Robert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen.
1893
Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
1852
At the Sand River Convention, the British recognize the independence of the Transvaal Board.
1819
Simon Bolivar the "liberator" proclaims Columbia a republic.
1773
Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1746
Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the battle of Falkirk in Scotland.
1601
The Treaty of Lyons ends a short war between France and Savoy.