BITS OF HISTORY (JANUARY 17) | The Daily Star
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BITS OF HISTORY (JANUARY 17)

1919: Classical pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski became prime minister of Poland.

 

1991: In the Gulf War, US-led allied forces launched "Operation Desert Storm", an air and missile offensive against Iraqi positions.

 

1995: More than 6,400 people were killed when an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit Kobe, Japan.

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