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Can you name the events that happened on January 17?

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This explorer becomes the first man to cross the Antarctic Circle1773
This Anton Chevhov play opens at the Moscow Art Theater1904
The United States purchases this island group from Denmark for $25 million1917
The Nazis begin the evacuation of this concentration camp1945
Mount Nyiragongo in this central African nation erupts, displacing 400,000 people2002
Born: This Founding Father who wrote Poor Richard's almanac1706
Died: This American chess grandmaster, who played in 'The Game of the Century'2008

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