1949 U.S.A. Volkswagen Beetle 17th January, 1949 : The first Volkswagen Beetle ( The Peoples Car ) in the U.S. arrived from Germany, designed by Ferdinand Porsche at the request of Adolf Hitler.
1938 U.S.A. Carnegie Hall Jan. 17th, 1938 : The first jazz concert is performed at Carnegie Hall. Benny Goodman and his orchestra performed at this iconic New York City venue and the event included guests like Count Basie and other popular names of the day. It gave the genre credibility as a legitimate musical preference.
1950 U.S.A. Brinks Robbery 17th January, 1950 : The Great Brinks Robbery ( Boston ) A team of 11 thieves, steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston
1961 U.S.A. Eisenhower On January 17, 1961 Eisenhower gives his last speech as president of the United States. In his speech he expresses his hopes of the future, as well as his concerns.
2008 U.S.A. Possible Recession 17th January, 2008 : Economists, The Federal Government, Politicians and everyone else are for the first time mostly agreeing and discussing a possible recession and how to avert..
The triggers for the change in defining current state of the economy have been the continuing concerns over sub-prime mortgages and defaults.
2013 United States College Football Player in Online Hoax
17th January, 2013 : A linebacker for the University of Notre Dame, Manti Te’o was involved in a bizarre hoax in which his girlfriend who had allegedly died of cancer was revealed to be non-existent. Te’o revealed that he had been the victim of a prank and that his girlfriend was really someone else who had tricked him into an online romance.
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We hope you enjoyed a little history on this 17th day of January.
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