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Events in History for Sunday 17th January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

1773 – Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)
1873 – A group of Modoc warriors defeat the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
1912 – Captain Robert Scott’s expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
1941 – Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.
1946 – United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting

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