17 January

1938 : First jazz concert at Carnegie Hall


On January 17, 1938, Benny Goodman and his orchestra gave the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. At this historic concert, he performed with great jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

1991 : Beginning of Operation Desert Storm


On January 17, 1991 at 2:38 am local time, Operation Desert Storm begins with the bombing of Iraqi strategic objectives by aircraft from coalition forces.

1994 : Earthquake in Los Angeles


On 17 January 1994, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale occured in the San Fernando Valley and shook the city of Los Angeles. This earthquake killed 54 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.

1995 : Earthquake in Kobe


On January 17, 1995, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the Japanese port of Kobe. Despite the unreinforced masonry buildings, damage to buildings and roads have been immense. More than 6000 people were killed and damage totaled $100 billion.

: 17 January

Nelson Mandela
There is no such thing as part freedom.

: 17 January

Benjamin Franklin, American politician and inventor (1706)
Anne Bront, Writer (1820)
Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (1860)
David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (1863)
Mack Sennett, Canadian director (1880)
Al Capone, American gangster (1899)
Betty White, Actress (1922)
Luis Echeverra lvarez, President of Mexico (1922)
Moira Shearer, Actress (1926)
Eartha Kitt, Singer (1927)
James Earl Jones, Actor (1931)
Dalida, Singer (1933)
Muhammad Ali, Boxer (1942)
Ren Prval, President of Haiti (1943)
Franoise Hardy, Singer (1944)
Anne Quefflec, French pianist (1948)
Mick Taylor, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (1949)
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (1952)
Paul Young, English musician (1956)
Jim Carrey, Canadian actor (1962)
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States (1964)
Naveen Andrews, English actor (1969)
Sylvie Testud, Actress (1971)
Zooey Deschanel, Actress (1980)

Ils nous ont quitt un 17 January

Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (1751)
Lola Montez, Dancer and actress (1861)
Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (1893)
Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1961)
Dougal Haston, Scottish mountaineer (1977)
Richard Crenna, Actor (2003)
Virginia Mayo, Actress (2005)
Art Buchwald, American humorist (2007)

: 17 January

Odors in a room


To remove odors from a room, boil cider vinegar with herbs de Provence.

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