It's about seven-and-a-half times as long as The First spacewalk
In other words, the length of The First spacewalk is 0.130 times 0.00017 years.(1965) (Alexi Lenovo, a.k.a. Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов)
On March 18th, 1965, during the Voskhod 2 Soviet space mission, cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov conducted the first human spacewalk, which lasted 0.0000230 years. The total mission length was 0.003 years.
It's about one-tenth as long as The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
In other words, 0.00017 years is 0.1030 times the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879), and the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879) is 9.710 times that amount.(Thomas Edison's filament Thread No. 9) (1879) (total time)
Lit at 1:30am on October 22nd, 1879, the first Edison completed his first majorly successful test of his light bulb, which continued to burn for 0.00165 years until the bulb glass succumbed to the heat and cracked, extinguishing the filament. Within three years of his success, Edison was selling 45,000 light bulbs per day to large companies across the country.
It's about one-tenth as long as The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919)
In other words, the length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919) is 10.90 times 0.00017 years.(John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown) (1919) (first non-stop flight)
In an effort to win a £10,000 prize from London's The Daily Mail, John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed a flight from St. John's, Newfoundland to Connemara, Ireland in 0.00185 years in June, 1919. In spite of their fame as aviators, Brown would never fly again after this trip and Alcock would lose his life during a flight to France less than 0.50 years later.
It's about one-twentieth as long as The Battle of Fort Sumter
In other words, the length of The Battle of Fort Sumter is 22 times 0.00017 years.(1861)
The first battle of the American Civil War, the Battle of Fort Sumter began with the shelling of the Fort at 4:30 am on April 12th, 1861 and concluded with the surrender of the Fort by its Commander Robert Anderson at about 1:30pm on April 13th, 0.0038 years later. The Battle's only casualties were the accidental shootings of two Union soldiers during the surrender ceremony.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as long as The Great Chicago Fire
In other words, the length of The Great Chicago Fire is 30 times 0.00017 years.(1871) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Great Chicago Fire started at about 9am and burned for 0.005 years between October 8th and October 10th, 1871. Chicago had experienced twenty smaller fires in the 0.04 years leading up to the blaze, due to drought conditions, strong winds, and the abundance of wooden buildings at the time.
It's about one-seventy-fifth as long as The Voyage of the Titanic
In other words, 0.00017 years is 0.01351 times the length of The Voyage of the Titanic, and the length of The Voyage of the Titanic is 74.02 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Titanic) (1912) (from Southampton, Hampshire, England to near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland)
0.01259 years into its maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic had completely sunk after colliding with an iceberg. The sinking was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in peacetime history, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 passengers and crew.
It's about 100 times as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
In other words, 0.00017 years is 102 times the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is 0.0098 times that amount.(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused perceptible shaking of the ground for about 0.000001660 years. The most devastating natural disaster in California's history, the quake was felt as far away and southern Oregon and western Nevada, and resulted in about 3,000 deaths, the displacement of 55% - 70% of the city's population, and the shifting of some spots of ground by up to 6 m (20 ft).