Template:On this day/17 Januar
- 395 – Upon the daith o Emperor Theodosius I, the Roman Empire is permanently dividit intae the Eastren Roman Empire unner Arcadius, an the Wastren Roman Empire unner Honorius.
- 1562 – Fraunce recognises the Huguenots bi the Edict o Saint-Germain.
- 1912 – Breetish polar explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaches the Sooth Powl, ane month efter Roald Amundsen.
- 1917 – The Unitit States peys Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
- 1991 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morn as aircraft strick poseetions athort Iraq, it is an aw the first major combat sortie for the F-117 (picturt). LCDR Scott Speicher's F/A-18C Hornet frae VFA-81 is shot doun bi a Mig-25 an is the first American casualty o the War. Iraq fires aicht Scud missiles intae Israel in an unsuccessfu bid tae provoke Israeli retaliation.
Murad III (d. 1595) · Johannes Rau (b. 1931) · Aaliyah (b. 1979)