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Time, the ultimate January 17th gift!


Now, you or someone you love, can be the sole owner of any minute on January 17th, past, present or future.

For example, imagine giving your loved one the minute you met, the minute they were born or the minute you both said "I do" on January 17th. Preserve the memory of an important anniversary, a minute on the day your favourite film star was born or any other special moment on January 17th.

Now you can give that exact date and time, beautifully presented in its very own framed 'Certificate of Ownership' from the 'Universal Time Registry' for just £9.99 + p&p.

Once that minute has been taken by you, it's yours forever. Nobody else can own the same minute. This is truly a unique gift.

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Events on January 17th

  • January 17th 2006 : Alex Rodriguez: After vacillating between playing for the Dominican Republic and the United States, Rodriguez declared he would play for the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic
  • January 17th 2004 : Jessica Simpson: Hosted "Saturday Night Live" with her husband, Nick Lachey
  • January 17th 1997 : Elton John: Covered the Queen song "The Show Must Go On" at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Pari for the Gala opening night of "Le Presbytere n'a rien perdu de son charme ni le jardin de son eclat"
  • January 17th 1973 : Ferdinand Marcos becomes president of the Philippines
    Ferdinand Marcos becomes "President for life" of the Philippines. His wife, Imelda, buys her first pair of shoes.
  • January 17th 1964 : Andy Warhol: The premiere of his first movie "Sleep"
  • January 17th 1946 : The UN Security Council holds its first session
    The United Nations Security Council holds its first session. It adjourned five minutes later having only agreed that they should do this again real soon.
  • January 17th 1929 : The Popeye cartoon character first appears
    Popeye the Sailor Man was created by Elzie Crisler Segar. This sets the stage for the tumultuous relationship between the one-eyed sailor and his true love Olive Oyl.
  • January 17th 1917 : The United States pays $25 million for the Virgin Islands
    The United States pays Denmark a paltry $25 million for the Virgin Islands. Boy were the Dutch ever taken!
  • January 17th 1773 : Captain James Cook crosses the Antarctic Circle
    Captain James Cook became the first explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle. This begs the question of whether he was the first person or not since he no doubt had a crew on his ship.

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USA Number 1 Singles on January 17th

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