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  1. Abraham Lee Shakespeare was an American casual laborer who won a $30 million lottery jackpot, receiving $17 million in 2006. In 2009, his family declared him missing, and in January 2010 his body was found buried under a concrete slab in the backyard of an acquaintance.

  2. Jordan died on January 17, 1996 in Austin, Texas due to complications from pneumonia.

  3. On April 7, 1966, the US government recovered a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain that had been lost on January 17, 1966 in a plane accident where a B-52 bomber crashed into a KC-135 jet tanker. The Pentagon admits to at least 12 incidents like this one.

  4. Tombaugh died on January 17, 1997, at the age of 90 when he was in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

  5. On January 17, 1966, there was an accident involving a mid-air refueling operation off the coast of Spain. 4 thermonuclear weapons were dropped in the process each with a yield of 70 kilotons or more (equal to 70 thousand tons of TNT) but none of them exploded.

  6. On January 21st 2009, less than two years after the Virginia Tech shooting that resulted in 32 deaths and 17 injuries, a Virginia Tech student stabbed and decapitated his classmate in the school hallway.

  7. On January 17, 1893, the U.S. government took part in a conspiracy led by a small group of wealthy businessmen and sugar plantation owners to overthrow the monarchy of Hawaii

  8. A bridge in Canada deemed a single point of failure was closed in January 2016 for 17 hours due to a deficiency. Its closure forced motorists to detour around most of Lake Superior.

  9. About Skanderbag (Gjergj Kastrioti ; 6 May 1405 – 17 January 1468), a real-life Albanian legend that fought off the Ottoman Empire for three decades from reaching Europe and being describes as ‘the Defender of Western Civilisation’.

  10. When the Atlanta Hawks went undefeated in January 2015 (17-0), the starting 5 (Paul Millsap, Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll, Jeff Teague, and Kyle Korver) were named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

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As of January 2014, the largest known prime number is 2^57,885,161 - 1, containing 17,425,170 digits.

German island Heligoland received its first police car on 17 January 2006. Until then the island's policemen moved on foot and by bicycle.

When you catch your girl making a twerk video - January 17, 2016

There is a place in Finland called Utsjoki where the sun went down November 26, 2015 and it will raise again at January 17, 2016

↖ 50 Cent posted this on his instagram, went in on Meek - January 17, 2016

Twerk #SPSFestival #ALDUB6thMonthsary - January 17, 2016

When bitches think they can twerk - January 17, 2016 🈸

All of Wikileak's File Dates Changed to January 1, 1984 on October 17, 2016

When the U.S. dropped four atomic bombs on Spain.On January 17, 1966, while carrying out one of these missions, a U.S. B-52 plane containing four hydrogen bombs exploded and its cargo rained down on the Spanish village of Palomares. Radioactivity is still measured in some animals.

Indians traveling to Saudi Arabia & 17 other countries for work from January 01, 2019 onwards, will be offloaded if they don’t register online with E-migrate System.

Graham Barker from Perth, Australia, is the Guinness Book of Records holder for collecting navel lint. He has collected his belly button lint almost every day since 17 January 1984. He finds about 3.03 mg daily.

Betty White turns 98 on January 17, 2020!

100 years ago today (January 17, 1920) Prohibition went into effect in U.S.

Bloody Sunday was a massacre on 30 January 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland, when British soldiers shot 30 unarmed civilians in an unarmed crowd during a protest march against internment, killing 13 and wounding 17, in full view of the public and the press.

Muhammad Ali, born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born with name Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., the elder son of Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. (1912-1990) and Odessa Grady Clay (1917-1994).

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), code named Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm

Andy Kaufman and Jim Carrey (who played Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon") were born on the same date -- January 17.