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Ephemerides


Ephemerides (in Latin, "daily memorial") is a chronological succession of dates and their respective events.

Check below the historical ephemerides we have registered. Periodically we will publish new facts.

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January 17th

356 - Saint Anthony of the Desert dies, Egyptian religious.
395 - Theodosius I dies, Roman emperor.
1463 - Born Frederick III, the elector of Saxony.
1471 - The Portuguese João de Santarém and Pedro Escobar discover an island they call the Prince.
1504 - Pope Pius V. is born
1558 - Huguenots Jean du Bourdel, Matthieu Verneuil, Pierre Bourdon and André La Fon write the Confession of Faith of the GuanabaraorConfession Fluminense in Serigipe Island, later called Villegaignon, where was built Fort Coligny, Rio de Janeiro.
1562 - Francis I signs the Edict of Saint-Germain that ceases religious persecution and recognizes the civil law of the French Protestants.
1595 - King Henry IV of France declares war on Spain.
1600 - The Spanish capital is transferred from Madrid to Valladolid.
1656 - The Koenigsberg treaty is signed between Sweden and Brandenburg.
1706 - Born Benjamin Franklin, American writer, statesman and inventor.
1759 - The Holy Roman Empire declares war on Russia.
1773 - British explorer James Cook becomes the first man to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1786 - Discovery of Comet Encke.
1819 - Simon Bolivar proclaims the Republic of Colombia.
1863 - David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister, is born.
1893 - Dies Rutherford B. Hayes, Nineteenth President of the United States of America.
1899 - Al Capone is born, American gangster.
1917 - The United States America buys the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $ 26 million.
1930 - Uruguay becomes the first world soccer champion by beating Argentina 4-2 at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo.
1934 - Sergeant Fulgencio Baptista leads a coup group that overthrows President Carlos Hevia and seizes power in Cuba.
1935 - The first Penguin book, the cheapest book published on newsprint, was published in England.
1940 - Tabaré Vázquez, president of Uruguay, is born.
1943 - Iraq declares war on Germany, being the first independent Islamic country to do so during World War II.
1944 - British forces in Italy cross the Garigliano River during World War II, ending the rationing of meat in Australia.
1945 - Soviet Union troops conquer the city of Warsaw during World War II.
- The Nazis begin evacuating the Auschwitz concentration camp due to the approach of Soviet troops.
1948 - The Netherlands and Indonesia set a truce.
1957 - Fidel Castro, head of his group of revolutionaries, gets the first victory over Fulgencio Baptista.
1959 - Following the Union of the Republics of Senegal and French Sudan, and the Federal State of Mali
1961 - Patrice Lumumba, the first head of the Congolese government, is assassinated by the regime of Moses Tshombé.
1966 - England defeat West Germany in extra time 4-2 and win the World Cup at London's Wembley Stadium.
1967 - Edward Higgins White II, American astronaut dies.
1972 - Bangladesh adopts its national flag.
1973 - The thalidomide manufacturer loses a lawsuit in England and is required to pay compensation to 433 children. The drug, taken by pregnant women, caused the fetus to deform.
1975 - The law on decriminalization of voluntary termination of pregnancy by French Health Minister Simone Veil enters into force.
- The Middle East peace talks begin in Jerusalem.
1979 - US President James Carter calls on Ayatollah Khomeiny, exiled in Paris (France), to support the new Iranian civil government.
1981 - Philippine President Ferdinando Marcos raises martial law, imposed in the country eight years ago, freeing 341 prisoners.
1984 - Eight member countries of the Islamic conference, meeting in Morocco, approve a resolution calling for Egypt to return to the organization.
1986 - Spain and Israel establish formal diplomatic relations.
- Britain and France agree on a project to link the two countries through the English Channel.
1988 - Lieutenant Colonel Aldo Rico leads a military mutiny against the regime of President Argentinean Raúl Alfonsín.
1990 - Archaeologists from the Bantu world, meeting in Libreville (Gabon), recommend the classification of the city of Mbanza Congo (Angola) as a cultural heritage of humanity.
1991 - Starts the war in the Gulf under the name "Desert Storm". 2,500 Allied force bombers drop 18,000 tons of bombs on Iraq and Kuwait.
- King Olaf V of Norway dies on the throne since 1957.
- South African President Frederick de Klerk is pleased that the Pan African Congress (PAC) has suspended its armed struggle.
1993 - Pope John Paul II calls for an end to fighting in Angola and for the pacification process in Mozambique to continue.
1994 - A 6.6 grade earthquake on the Richter scale shakes Los Angeles (USA), causing 34 fatalities and about 1100 injuries.
1995 - The city of Kobe, Japan, is devastated by a Richter-scale 7.2 earthquake, suffering more than 4,000 deaths and about 1,000 missing.
- Miguel Torga, Portuguese poet, fictionist and essayist dies.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern, hands prosecutor Kenneth Star a dress stained with US President Bill Clinton's semen.
1996 - European Parliament awards Sakharov human rights prize to former Turkish MP Leyla Zana, detained in Ankara prison, Turkey
1997 - French police arrest near Bordeaux, Luis Urrusolo Sistiaga, considered the "number-3" of ETA.
2002 - Camilo José Cela dies, Spanish writer and Nobel of literature in 1989.
2005 - Former Chinese reform leader Zhao Ziyang, fired in 1989 after expressing sympathy for students in Tian'anmen (Tiananmen Square) in Beijing (Beijing)
- Brazilian singer-songwriter Bezerra da Silva dies at the age of 77 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).