17th January

The events happened on 17th January are :

1893 : Hawaiian monarchy overthrown : Acting for Hawaiian sugar interests and their American allies, a committee led by Sanford Ballard Dole deposed Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani this day in 1893 and installed a provisional government with Dole as president.

1943 : British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met at Casablanca, Morocco.

1942 : American professional boxer Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

1917 : The United States purchased three of the Virgin Islands—St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix—from Denmark for $25 million.

1899 : American gangster Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1820 : English poet and novelist Anne Brontë, sister of Charlotte and Emily Brontë, was born.

1734 : Augustus III was crowned king of Poland.

16th January | 18th January

Today in History Index

From 17th January to HOME PAGE