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January 17th - Happy Birthday to Betty White, James Earl Jones, Muhammad Ali and Zooey Deschanel


Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2012. There are 349 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 17, 1962, ten former winners of rigged TV quiz shows, including Charles Van Doren, pleaded guilty in New York to perjury, admitting they'd lied under oath when they denied being given answers in advance. (All received suspended sentences.)

On this date:
In 38 BC, Octavian divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.
In 395, Emperor Theodosius I dies in Milan, the Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum under Honorius, his brother (aged 10).
In 1287, King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
In 1377, Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
In 1562, French Protestants were recognized under the Edict of St. Germain.
In 1595, Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
In 1608, Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 men.
In 1648, England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War.
In 1773, Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
In 1781, American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cowpens, Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.
In 1799, Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed.
In 1811, Mexican War of Independence: In the Battle of Calderón Bridge, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries.
In 1852, The United Kingdom recognizes the independence of the Boer colonies of the Transvaal.
In 1873, A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
In 1885, A British force defeats a large Dervish army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.
In 1893, The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
In 1893, the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, died in Fremont, Ohio, at age 70.
In 1899, The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.
In 1903, El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.
In 1904, Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard receives its premiere performance at the Moscow Art Theatre.
In 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.
In 1913, Raymond Poincaré is elected President of France.
In 1917, The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
In 1918, Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
In 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
In 1929, Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days into his reign.
In 1941, Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive victory over the Royal Thai Navy.
In 1944, World War II: Allied forces launch the first of four battles with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.
In 1945, World War II: Soviet forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.
In 1945, The Nazis begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.
In 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II; Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.
In 1946, The UN Security Council holds its first session.
In 1949, The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
In 1950, the Great Brink's Robbery took place as seven masked men held up a Brink's garage in Boston, stealing $1.2 million in cash and $1.5 million in checks and money orders. (Although the entire gang was caught, only part of the loot was recovered.)
In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address in which he warned against "the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
In 1961, Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.
In 1966, A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares incident.
In 1969, Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
In 1971, the Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in Super Bowl V, played at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
In 1977, Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States.
In 1981, President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.
In 1982, "Cold Sunday": in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.
In 1983, The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's flagship store in downtown Detroit, closes due to high cost of operating.
In 1989, Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
In 1991, Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
In 1991, Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
In 1992, During a visit to South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
In 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 72 people.
In 1995, more than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe (koh-bay), Japan.
In 1996, The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
In 1997, A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
In 1998, Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
In 2001, U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes Meriwether Lewis from Lieutenant to Captain.
In 2002, Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
In 2007, The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
In 2008, British Airways Flight 38 crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete hull loss of a Boeing 777.
In 2010, Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.

Ten years ago: Enron fired accounting firm Arthur Andersen, citing its destruction of thousands of documents and its accounting advice; for its part, Andersen said its relationship with Enron ended in early December 2001 when the company slid into bankruptcy. A Palestinian gunman walked into a bat mitzvah party in northern Israel and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing six people; the gunman was killed by police.

Five years ago: A year after disclosure of a domestic spying program that President George W. Bush maintained was within his authority to operate, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced the administration had shifted its position and would seek the approval of an independent panel of federal judges. Pulitzer Prize-winning satirist Art Buchwald died in Washington, D.C., at age 81.

One year ago: Apple Inc. announced that its CEO, Steve Jobs, was taking his second medical leave of absence in two years. (Jobs died in October 2011.) Rock promoter Don Kirshner, 76, died in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 90. Former Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach is 90. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 86. Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon is 84. Actor James Earl Jones is 81. Talk show host Maury Povich is 73. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 70. Pop singer Chris Montez is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 67. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 59. Singer Steve Earle is 57. Singer Paul Young is 56. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 55. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 53. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 50. First Lady Michelle Obama is 48. Actor Joshua Malina is 46. Singer Shabba Ranks is 46. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 44. Actor Naveen Andrews is 43. Rapper Kid Rock is 41. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 37. Actress Zooey Deschanel is 32. Singer Ray J is 31. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 30.

Other notable birthdays, Jan. 17:
1918, George M. Leader, American politician and 36th Governor of Pennsylvania
1922, Luis Echeverría Álvarez, Mexican President of Mexico
1923, Carol Raye, Australian actress
1930, Eddie LeBaron, American football player
1931, L. Douglas Wilder, American 66th Governor of Virginia
1931, Don Zimmer, American baseball coach
1934, Stuart Nisbet, American actor
1935, Ruth Ann Minner, American politician, businesswoman and 72nd Governor of Delaware
1937, Alain Badiou, French philosopher
1948, Jim Ladd, American freeform (radio format) Disc Jockey
1952, Larry Fortensky, American former husband of Elizabeth Taylor
1954, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and environmental activist, son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy
1960, Chili Davis, Jamaican-born American baseball player
1962, Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
1963, Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
1964, Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
1964, Andy Rourke, English bass guitarist (The Smiths)
1966, Stephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
1967, Richard Hawley, English singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Pulp, The Longpigs)
1970, Jeremy Roenick, American ice hockey player
1974, Derrick Mason, American football player
1978, Ricky Wilson (British musician) British singer (Kaiser Chiefs)
1981, Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
1982, Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
1991, Trevor Bauer, American baseball player

Born on this day, Jan. 17, passed away:
1706, Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and inventor (d. 1790)
1820, Anne Brontë, British author (d. 1849)
1863, David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (d. 1945)
1882, Noah Beery Sr., American actor (d. 1946)
1899, Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)
1905, Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1914, William Stafford, American poet and essayist (d. 1993)
1927, Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
1927, Norman Kaye, Australian actor and musician (d. 2007)
1927, Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)
1929, Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1932, Sheree North, American actress (d. 2005)
1933, Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist (d. 1998)
1942, Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
1949, Andy Kaufman, American comedian (d. 1984)
1952, Darrell Porter, American baseball player (d. 2002)

Notable deaths, Jan. 17:
1874, Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese twins (b. 1811)
1893, Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (b. 1822)
1952, Walter Briggs Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (b. 1877)
1956, Blind Alfred Reed, American folk, country, and old-time musician (b. 1880)
1964, T.H. White, English author (b. 1906)
1977, Gary Gilmore, American murderer (b. 1940)
1996, Barbara Jordan, American politician (b. 1936)
1997, Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (b. 1906)
1998, Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (b. 1930)
2003, Richard Crenna, American actor (b. 1926)
2004, Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
2004, Noble Willingham, American actor (b. 1931)
2005, Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
2005, Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)
2007, Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
2008, Bobby Fischer, American chess grandmaster and author (b. 1943)
2008, Ernie Holmes, American football player (b. 1948)
2008, Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
2010, Gaines Adams, American football player (b. 1983)
2011, Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2013. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 17, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, appearing as amicus curiae (friend of the court) before the U.S. Supreme Court, told the justices in Gray v. Sanders that Georgia's county unit voting system in Democratic primaries discriminated against urban voters. (The court later struck down the county unit system, citing the concept of "one person, one vote.")

One year ago: Italian officials released a recording of a furious Coast Guard officer, Capt. Gregorio De Falco, demanding that Capt. Francesco Schettino (frahn-CHEHS'-koh skeh-TEE'-noh), commander of the grounded Costa Concordia, re-board the ship to direct its evacuation after the vessel rammed into a reef on Jan. 13. (Schettino resists the order, making excuses that it's dark and that the ship is listing.) Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive," died in Los Angeles at age 90.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 91. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 87. Actor James Earl Jones is 82. Talk show host Maury Povich is 74. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 71. Pop singer Chris Montez is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 68. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 60. Singer Steve Earle is 58. Singer Paul Young is 57. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 56. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 54. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 51. Actor Denis O'Hare is 51. First Lady Michelle Obama is 49. Actor Joshua Malina is 47. Singer Shabba Ranks is 47. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 45. Actor Naveen Andrews is 44. Rapper Kid Rock is 42. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 38. Actress Zooey Deschanel is 33. Singer Ray J is 32. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 31. DJ/singer Calvin Harris is 29.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2014. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 17, 1994, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 60 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Ten years ago: Three U.S. soldiers were killed north of Baghdad, pushing the U.S. death toll in the Iraq conflict to 500. Hollywood producer Ray Stark died at age 88.

Five years ago: Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire in its 22-day Gaza offensive. President-elect Barack Obama arrived in the nation's capital after a daylong rail trip that began in Philadelphia, retracing the path Abraham Lincoln took in 1861. Salvage crews hoisted a downed US Airways jetliner from the Hudson River, two days after a dramatic water landing survived by everyone on board.

One year ago: Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Nearly all the militants were killed; at least 40 hostages died in the standoff. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network broadcast the first of a two-part interview with Lance Armstrong, in which the disgraced cyclist told Winfrey he had started doping in the mid-1990s.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 92. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 88. Actor James Earl Jones is 83. Talk show host Maury Povich is 75. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 72. Pop singer Chris Montez is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 69. Actress Joanna David is 67. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 66. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 61. Singer Steve Earle is 59. Singer Paul Young is 58. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 57. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 55. Movie director/screenwriter Brian Helgeland is 53. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 52. Actor Denis O'Hare is 52. First lady Michelle Obama is 50. Actor Joshua Malina is 48. Singer Shabba Ranks is 48. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 46. Actor Naveen Andrews is 45. Electronic music DJ Tiesto is 45. Rapper Kid Rock is 43. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 39. Actor-writer Leigh Whannel is 37. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 34. Singer Ray J is 33. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 32. DJ/singer Calvin Harris is 30. Folk-rock musician Jeremiah Fraites is 28.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2015. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Jan. 17, 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II; Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.

Ten years ago: Iraqi expatriates in 14 countries began registering to vote in Iraq's Jan. 30 elections. Zhao Ziyang (zhow tzee-yahng), who was ousted as China's Communist Party leader after sympathizing with the 1989 pro-democracy protests, died in Beijing at age 85 after 15 years under house arrest. Actress Virginia Mayo died in Thousand Oaks, Calif., at age 84.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama appeared at a rally in Boston for Democratic senatorial candidate Martha Coakley, who was running in a special election. (Coakley ended up losing to Republican Scott Brown.) Pope Benedict XVI paid a visit to a Rome synagogue, where he and Jewish leaders sparred over the World War II-era record of Pope Pius XII. Erich Segal, author of the best-selling novel "Love Story," died in London at age 72. At the Golden Globes, top honors went to James Cameron's "Avatar" as well as the TV series "Glee" and "Mad Men."

One year ago: President Barack Obama ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials accessed phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans; the president also signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2014. Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak marked the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General's report on smoking and health by saying one in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation took more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic. A Vatican document obtained by The Associated Press showed that in his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 93. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 89. Actor James Earl Jones is 84. Talk show host Maury Povich is 76. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 73. Pop singer Chris Montez is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 70. Actress Joanna David is 68. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 62. Singer Steve Earle is 60. Singer Paul Young is 59. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 58. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 56. Movie director/screenwriter Brian Helgeland is 54. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 53. Actor Denis O'Hare is 53. First lady Michelle Obama is 51. Actor Joshua Malina is 49. Singer Shabba Ranks is 49. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 47. Actor Naveen Andrews is 46. Electronic music DJ Tiesto is 46. Rapper Kid Rock is 44. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 40. Actor-writer Leigh Whannel is 38. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 35. Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 34. Singer Ray J is 34. Actor Diogo Morgado is 34. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 33. DJ/singer Calvin Harris is 31. Folk-rock musician Jeremiah Fraites is 29. Actor Jonathan Keltz is 27.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2016. There are 349 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 17, 1916, the Professional Golfers' Association of America had its beginnings as department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker hosted a luncheon of pro and amateur golfers in New York City. (The PGA of America was formally established on April 10, 1916.)

Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court protected Oregon's assisted-suicide law, ruling that doctors there who helped terminally ill patients die could not be arrested under federal drug laws. Hostage American reporter Jill Carroll appeared in a silent 20-second video aired by Al-Jazeera television, which said her abductors had given the United States 72 hours to free female prisoners in Iraq or she would be killed. (Carroll was freed unharmed on March 30, 2006.) California executed convicted killer Clarence Ray Allen a day after his 76th birthday.

Five years ago: Apple Inc. announced that its CEO, Steve Jobs, was taking his second medical leave of absence in two years. (Jobs died nine months later.) Rock promoter Don Kirshner, 76, died in Boca Raton, Fla.

One year ago: Pope Francis braved an approaching tropical storm to travel to the far eastern Philippines to comfort survivors of the deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Bill Cosby performed to a welcoming Denver audience, despite a protest by some 100 people chanting "Rape is not a joke!" and "No means no!" outside the Buell Theatre.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Betty White is 94. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 90. Actor James Earl Jones is 85. Talk show host Maury Povich is 77. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 74. Pop singer Chris Montez is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 71. Actress Joanna David is 69. Actress Jane Elliot (TV: "General Hospital") is 69. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 63. Singer Steve Earle is 61. Singer Paul Young is 60. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 59. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 57. Movie director/screenwriter Brian Helgeland is 55. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 54. Actor Denis O'Hare is 54. First lady Michelle Obama is 52. Actor Joshua Malina is 50. Singer Shabba Ranks is 50. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 48. Actor Naveen Andrews is 47. Electronic music DJ Tiesto is 47. Rapper Kid Rock is 45. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 41. Actor-writer Leigh Whannel is 39. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 36. Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 36. Singer Ray J is 35. Actor Diogo Morgado is 35. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 34. DJ/singer Calvin Harris is 32. Folk-rock musician Jeremiah Fraites is 30. Actor Jonathan Keltz is 28. Actress Kathrine (cq) Herzer (TV: "Madam Secretary") is 19.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2017. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 17, 1917, Denmark ceded the Virgin Islands to the United States for $25 million.

Ten years ago: A year after disclosure of a domestic spying program that President George W. Bush maintained was within his authority to operate, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced the administration had shifted its position and would seek the approval of an independent panel of federal judges. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, saying the world was nudging closer to nuclear or environmental apocalypse, moved the hands of its symbolic Doomsday Clock two minutes nearer to midnight, from 11:53 to 11:55 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning satirist Art Buchwald died in Washington, D.C., at age 81.

Five years ago: Italian officials released a recording of a furious Coast Guard officer, Capt. Gregorio De Falco, demanding that Capt. Francesco Schettino (frahn-CHEHS'-koh skeh-TEE'-noh), commander of the grounded Costa Concordia, re-board the ship to direct its evacuation after the vessel rammed into a reef on Jan. 13. (Schettino can be heard resisting the order, making excuses that it was dark and that the ship was listing.) Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive," died in Los Angeles at age 90.

One year ago: Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in their most contentious debate to date, tangling repeatedly in Charleston, South Carolina, over who was tougher on gun control and Wall Street and how to shape the future of health care in America. Iran released three Americans, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati (ah-MEER' hehk-MAH'-tee), Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian (reh-ZY'-ahn) and pastor Saeed Abedini (sah-EED' ah-beh-DEE'-nee), as part of a prisoner swap which also netted Tehran some $100 billion in sanctions relief.

Today's Birthdays — Jan. 17: Actress Betty White is 95. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 91. Actor James Earl Jones is 86. Talk show host Maury Povich is 78. Pop singer Chris Montez is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 72. Actress Joanna David is 70. Actress Jane Elliot is 70. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 64. Singer Steve Earle is 62. Singer Paul Young is 61. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 60. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 58. Movie director/screenwriter Brian Helgeland is 56. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 55. Actor Denis O'Hare is 55. First lady Michelle Obama is 53. Actor Joshua Malina is 51. Singer Shabba Ranks is 51. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 49. Actor Naveen Andrews is 48. Electronic music DJ Tiesto is 48. Rapper Kid Rock is 46. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 42. Actor-writer Leigh Whannel is 40. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 37. Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 37. Singer Ray J is 36. Actor Diogo Morgado is 36. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 35. NBA player Dwyane Wade is 35. DJ/singer Calvin Harris is 33. Folk-rock musician Jeremiah Fraites is 31. Actor Jonathan Keltz is 29. Actress Kathrine (cq) Herzer is 20.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2018. There are 348 days left in the year.



Today's Highlights in History:

On Jan. 17, 1893, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili'uokalani (lee-LEE'-oo-oh-kah-LAH'-nee) to abdicate. The 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, died in Fremont, Ohio, at age 70.

Ten years ago: Bobby Fischer, the chess grandmaster who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, died in Reykjavik, Iceland, at age 64. Former football player-turned-preacher Ernie Holmes, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was killed in a one-car accident near Lumberton, Texas, at age 59. Character actor Allan Melvin died in Los Angeles at age 84.



Five years ago: Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a natural gas plant in the Sahara to rescue hostages from at least 10 countries held by al-Qaida-linked militants; nearly all the militants and at least 37 of the hostages were killed. Oprah Winfrey's OWN network broadcast the first of a two-part interview with Lance Armstrong, in which the disgraced cyclist told Winfrey he had started doping in the mid-1990s.



One year ago: President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early. Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department, Rep. Ryan Zinke, rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change was a hoax, telling his Senate confirmation hearing it was indisputable that environmental changes were affecting the world's temperature and that human activity was a major reason.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 17: Actress Betty White is 96. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 92. Actor James Earl Jones is 87. Talk show host Maury Povich is 79. Pop singer Chris Montez is 76. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 73. Actress Joanna David is 71. Actress Jane Elliot is 71. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 65. Singer Steve Earle is 63. Singer Paul Young is 62. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 61. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 59. Movie director-screenwriter Brian Helgeland is 57. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 56. Actor Denis O'Hare is 56. Former first lady Michelle Obama is 54. Actor Joshua Malina is 52. Singer Shabba Ranks is 52. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 50. Actor Naveen Andrews is 49. Electronic music DJ Tiesto is 49. Rapper Kid Rock is 47. Actor Freddy Rodriguez is 43. Actor-writer Leigh Whannel is 41. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 38. Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 38. Singer Ray J is 37. Actor Diogo Morgado is 37. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson is 36. NBA player Dwyane Wade is 36. Actor Ryan Gage is 35. DJ-singer Calvin Harris is 34. Folk-rock musician Jeremiah Fraites is 32. Actor Jonathan Keltz is 30. Actress Kelly Marie Tran (Film: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi") is 29. Actress Kathrine (cq) Herzer is 21.

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