What happened this day in history January 17, 1996

What are the important events that happened on January 17, 1996? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 17, 1996: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 17, 1996 is the 17th day of the year 1996 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 349 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 4, 1996 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 821,836,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptadecagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $666.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 17, 1996 Historical Events

  • 1996
    The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.

Who died on January 17, 1996?

  • 1996
    Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • 1996
    Barbara Jordan, American politician (b. 1936)
  • 1996
    Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)

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