January 17th is the 17th day of the year.
There are 348 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 28 days remaining until Valentine's Day
Today is Ditch Your New Years Resolutions Day, Int'l Fetish Day and Kid Inventors' Day
-- On this date in 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston
-- On this date in 1861, the flush toilet was invented
-- On this date in 1899, Gangster Al Capone was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
-- On this date in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appeared in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
-- On this date in 1981, Motley Crue formed when bass guitarist Nikki Sixx left the band London and began rehearsing with drummer Tommy Lee
-- On this date in 1983, Ham, the space chimpanzee, died at age 26. He was America's first space pioneer and is a member of the Space Hall of Fame
-- On this date in 1994, Donny Osmond and Danny Bonaduce fought in a charity boxing match in Chicago. Bonaduce won a split decision
-- On this date in 1998, Matt Drudge broke the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
-- On this date in 1998, President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit when he answered questions from Paula Jones' lawyers .. she accused the president of sexual harassment ..
-- On this date in 2011, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association fired Ricky Gervais. A member of the HFPA told AOL he would never again be allowed to host the Golden Globe Awards. "Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure. For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain." Ricky was hired back for the 2012 awards.