January 17

This Day in History

1966

H-bomb lost in Spain

On January 17, 1966, citizens of the Spanish coastal village of Palomares suffer a portentous scare when two U.S. Air Force jets collide in the skies overhead. The mid-air crash of the B-52 bomber and … (more...)

1921

William Beckwith McInnes wins the Archibald Prize

The prestigious Archibald Prize celebrates the best of Australian portraiture with the first ever prize awarded to artist Willam Beckwith McInnes on this day in 1921. McInnes’ winning portrait was of … (more...)