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Today in History - January 17th
1377 - On this day in history, The Papal See was transferred France back to Rome.
1773 - Captain Cook's Resolution became the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1893 - Today in history, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown when a group of businessmen forced Queen Liliuokalani to leave the throne.
1900 - Yaqui Indians in Texas proclaimed their independence from Mexico.
1900 - On this day in history, Mormon Brigham Roberts was denied a seat in the House of Representatives for practicing polygamy.
1913 - All interests in 36 Golden Rule Stores were consolidated and incorporated in Utah into one company: The JC. Penney Company.
1946 - Today in history, The United Nations Security Council held its first meeting.
1961 - In his farewell address, President Eisenhower spoke against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."
1987 - On this day in history, President Reagan signed secret order permitting secret sale of arms to Iran.
1998 - President Clinton gave his deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against him, to become the first U.S. President to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil lawsuit.
2000 - Today in history, British pharmaceutical companies Glaxo Wellcome PLC and SmithKline Beecham PLC merged to create the world's largest drugmaker.
SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, PATENTS - Today in History, January 17th
1871 - Andrew S. Hallidie received a patent for a cable car system.
1882 - On this day in history, Thomas Edison's exhibit opened the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London.
1905 - Punchboards were patented by a manufacturing firm in Chicago.
1928 - Today in history, the automatic, film-developing machine was patented by A.M. Josepho.
1934 - Ferdinand Porsche submitted a design for a people's car, a "Volkswagen," to the new German government.
SPORTS - Today in History, January 17th
1916 - On this day in history, the Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City.
1997 - NBA suspended Dennis Rodman indefinitely.
2013 - Today in history, after stripping Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France Titles, the IOC took away the cyclist's bronze medal from Olympics; and he was found guilty of doping.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 17th
1969 - "Lady Samantha" was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by Elton John.
1971 - On this day in history, Marvin Gaye sang the national anthem at SuperBowl V.
1996 - Pink Floyd was officially inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
1999 - Today in history, Cyndi Lauper was a voice on the TV show "The Simpsons."
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - January 17th
Benjamin Franklin 1706
Anton Chekhov 1860
Al Capone 1899
Betty White 1922
Eartha Kitt 1927
Vidal Sassoon 1928
Troy Donahue 1937
Maury Povich 1939
Muhammad Ali 1942
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