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Today is Friday, January 17,  the 17th day of the year. There are 349

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Ditch New Years Resolutions Day


James Earl Jones, 89, actor

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Douglas Wilder, 89, politician

Preston Pearson, 75, football player

William Hart, 75, singer (Delfonics)

Steve Harvey, 63, actor/comedian

Chili Davis, 60, baseball player

Michelle Obama, 55, wife of Barack Obama and 1st Lady

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

Shabba Ranks, 54, singer

Lil’ Jon, 49, rapper

Derrick Mason, 46, football player

Ray J, 39, singer/actor

Dwyane Wade, 38, basketball player


Paul Cuffe, 1759, merchant/African American nationalist (d. 1817)

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Eartha Kitt, 93, singer/actress (d. 2008)

Muhammad Ali, 79, legendary boxer (The Greatest)


Billy Stewart, 1970, singer (I Do Love You) (b. 1938)

Barbara Jordan, 1996, politician (b. 1936)

Ernie Holmes, 2008, football player (b. 1948)

Johnny Otis, 2012, musician/talent scout (b. 1922)


Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

1861 – Flush toilet patented.

1874 – Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical


1966 – Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago.

1970 – Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for

the 1960’s.

1989 – Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

in Miami.

1990 – Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A’s contract.

1990 – Four Seasons, Four Tops, Hank Ballard and The Platters inducted

into Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 – NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman.

2000 – 27th American Music Award: Will Smith wins.


Being a Capricorn born on January 17th, you are well known for your intelligence, discipline and loyalty. You have an agile mind, which makes you an unstoppable problem solver when assisted by your attention to detail and appreciation for structure. It is then no surprise that you overcome challenges and meet goals with great fortitude. You may be surprised to know that your family and friends greatly admire your discipline, but it may be your loyalty that they appreciate the most. You commit yourself fully to loved ones and always seem to have their best interest at heart.

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