This was 17th day of the year and 348 days remained in the year.
January 17 in History
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.
Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in the U.S. since the death penalty was reintroduced.
President Clinton became the first sitting U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit.
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