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Importance of 17th January in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th January special in the world history.

1994
The Los Angeles earthquake killed 72 people, injured 11,000, and caused $12.5 billion worth of damage
United States
1984
The US Supreme Court ruled that the private use of video cassette recorders (VCRs) to record TV programmes did not break copyright laws
United States
1983
Breakfast television was launched in the UK .
Great Britain
1959
Senegal and the French Sudan joined to form the Federal State of Mali
1933
Birth of Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (’Lamb Chop’) .
United States
1929
Cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man first appeared in Elzie Crisler Segars Thimble Theatre comic strip, syndicated throughout the USA
United States
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