17 January 2022: This day in history

1773: Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)

1873: A group of Modoc warriors defeats 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 the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen

1946: United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting

1991: Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War


Source: Onthisday.com

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