Today in History for January 17th

(17 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Benjamin Franklin born; Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw; Eisenhower farewell address; Japan earthquake; Al Capone is born;Muhammad Ali born.

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Gdansk locals in shock after brutal public murder of mayor

Gdansk locals pray after the shocking public murder of their mayor Pawel Adamowicz. The Polish politician, who had been mayor for more than 20 years, was brutally stabbed in front of crowds of people at a fundraising charity event and died in hospital after suffering from the fatal wounds.

Mourners gather in Gdansk to honour slain MP Adamowicz

Mourners including European Council President Donald Tusk, gather in the Polish city of Gdansk to pay tribute to the city’s centrist mayor Pawel Adamowicz who died, a day after being stabbed in the heart at a charity event. IMAGES

Animated film to spotlight bear who served in WWII

An unusual soldier joined the Polish army during World War II: an orphaned brown bear who treated his unit like family.

UK-Poland talks underway at Lancaster House

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki holds talks with Britain’s Theresa May and Finance Minister Philip Hammond in London. IMAGES

Polish PM arrives at Downing St as UK-Poland talks underway

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at Downing Street as UK-Poland talks get underway. IMAGES

Arrival of German Chancellor Merkel to meet Polish PM Morawiecki

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to meet Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for bilateral talks, just days after President Andrzej Duda repeated his country’s demand for Germany to pay reparations over World War II. 1ST IMAGES