Ephemeris of January 17

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The writer Camilo José Cela. EFE / Paco Torrente / Archive (PACO TORRENTE /)

1920: The “Prohibition Law” enters into force in the United States, which prohibits the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
1995: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale shakes the Japanese city of Kobe, causing more than 6,400 deaths.
2002: Camilo José Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize for Literature, dies.

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