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home : columns : world almanac January 17, 2018

   
12/15/2017 9:54:00 AM
World Almanac

Today is the 349th day of 2017 and the 85th day of autumn. 

 TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1791, the Bill of Rights took effect after ratification by Virginia. 

In 1939, the film "Gone With the Wind" premiered in Atlanta. 

In 1961, Adolf Eichmann, considered the architect of the Nazis' "final solution," was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death by an Israeli court. 

In 1970, the Soviet probe Venera 7 landed on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to complete a soft landing on another planet. 

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter announced his intention to grant diplomatic recognition to Communist China, severing ties with Taiwan, on Jan. 1, 1979.  

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), engineer/architect; Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959), playwright; J. Paul Getty (1892-1976), oil tycoon/philanthropist; Betty Smith (1896-1972), author; Tim Conway (1933- ), actor/comedian; Dave Clark (1942- ), musician; Don Johnson (1949- ), actor; Julie Taymor (1952- ), director; Rodney Harrison (1972- ), football player; Adam Brody (1979- ), actor; Charlie Cox (1982- ), actor.  

TODAY'S FACT: In 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was reopened after being closed for more than a decade for stabilization and reconstruction efforts. The tower's characteristic lean was left intact.  

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1982, Bill Parcells became the coach of the NFL's New York Giants.  

TODAY'S QUOTE: "When we're young we have faith in what is seen, but when we're old we know that what is seen is traced in air and built on water." -- Maxwell Anderson, "Winterset"  

TODAY'S NUMBER: $17 million -- ransom demanded of billionaire J. Paul Getty by the kidnappers of his 16-year-old grandson in 1973, which Getty refused to pay. Getty secured his grandson's release months later by agreeing to pay no more than $2.2 million, the maximum amount that would be tax deductible. Getty's grandson was recovered on this day in 1973, 159 days after he was abducted.  

TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Dec. 10) and new moon (Dec. 17).







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