January 17: Benjamin Franklin

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On January 17 in history…

…Popeye the Sailor Man first appeared
…The Great Brink’s Robbery occurred
…Operation Desert Storm began

January 17 is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, Al Capone, Vidal Sassoon, Michelle Obama, Kid Rock, Susanna Hoffs, Mick Taylor, Eartha Kitt, Muhammad Ali, Jim Carrey, Shari Lewis, James Earl Jones, and Betty White…

…and January 17 is the day that Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese Twins,” and chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer died.

January 17 is celebrated as Kid Inventors’ Day in the US, National Day in Minorca, and Ditch New Years Resolution Day everywhere!

And those are just a few of the many reasons why January 17 is a very special day!

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