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#TodayInHistory – January 17

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January 17 – Some important events on this day

1584 👉🏼 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
1773 👉🏼 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)
1820 👉🏼 English author Anne Brontë is born
1873 👉🏼 A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War
1912 👉🏼 Captain Robert Scott’s expedition arrives at the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen
1920 👉🏼 First day of prohibition of alcohol comes into effect in the US as a result of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution
1929 👉🏼 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip “Thimble Theater”
1946 👉🏼 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
1991 👉🏼 Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War
2007 👉🏼 Doomsday Clock set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea’s 1st nuclear test

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