What happened this day in history January 17, 2002

What are the important events that happened on January 17, 2002? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 17, 2002: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 17, 2002 is the 17th day of the year 2002 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 348 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 4, 2002 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 280,896 hours 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 Half dollar every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $2,622.50. (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.

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

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January 17, 2002 Historical Events

  • 2002
    Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.

Who died on January 17, 2002?

  • 2002
    Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • 2002
    Camilo José Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2002
    Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)

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