Historical Events on 17th November

  • 473 The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.
  • 1183 Battle of Mizushima: Japanese Taira clan defeat the Minamoto
  • 1278 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
  • 1292 (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scots.
  • 1511 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
  • 1555 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State

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1558 Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1558 The Church of England is re-established

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1603 English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1636 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil
  • 1659 Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • 1734 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted
  • 1774 First City Troop Philadelphia City Cavarly formed at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia - oldest US military unit still in service
  • 1785 Church of England organizes in New England

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1796 Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1798 -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
  • 1800 Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
  • 1812 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow
  • 1827 The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
  • 1831 Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.

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1839 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1842 Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
  • 1842 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
  • 1853 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections

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1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1856 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1858 Origin of Modified Julian Period
  • 1862 Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
  • 1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • 1863 -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN
  • 1863 Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
  • 1866 Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)
  • 1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
  • 1869 Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
  • 1874 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
  • 1875 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott

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1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

  • 1877 Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London
  • 1877 Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
  • 1878 First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
  • 1883 23rd British Golf Open: Willie Fernie shoots a 158 at Musselburgh Links
  • 1884 Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"
  • 1885 The Serbian Army, with Russian support, invades Bulgaria
  • 1888 Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF
  • 1894 Daily Racing Form founded

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1894 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • 1900 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery
  • 1903 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1903 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • 1904 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
  • 1906 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1913 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1913 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • 1914 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral

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1917 Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1918 Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
  • 1918 German troops evacuate Brussels
  • 1922 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
  • 1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • 1927 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • 1928 Boston Garden officially opens
  • 1928 Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years
  • 1929 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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1929 Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1930 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

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1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1931 Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat "American Clipper"

  • 1932 German government of von Papen resigns
  • 1933 United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
  • 1933 Marx brothers film "Duck Soup" directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US
  • 1936 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio
  • 1937 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
  • 1938 Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
  • 1939 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
  • 1939 Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.
  • 1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
  • 1941 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • 1944 -Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder
  • 1945 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1945 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
  • 1947 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1948 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • 1951 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • 1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • 1953 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
  • 1953 United States joins the United Nations in condemning Israel's raid on Jordan on October 4, 1953

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1956 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1956 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
  • 1959 Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1959 William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
  • 1960 New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • 1962 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

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1962 US President JFK dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
  • 1964 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
  • 1965 General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR
  • 1965 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball
  • 1965 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • 1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
  • 1967 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • 1967 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
  • 1967 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
  • 1967 Davey Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, NY
  • 1968 John Kander/Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances
  • 1968 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • 1968 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • 1968 Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • 1969 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • 1970 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
  • 1970 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
  • 1973 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • 1973 Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse"

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1973 US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1974 Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1974 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
  • 1974 Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • 1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1977 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • 1977 Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
  • 1977 Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini
  • 1979 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX

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1979 Ayatollah Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1979 NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC

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1980 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1980 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
  • 1981 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1981 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
  • 1982 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • 1983 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • 1983 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • 1983 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
  • 1984 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
  • 1984 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • 1985 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • 1985 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • 1985 NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
  • 1985 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • 1986 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1987 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

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1987 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

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1988 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
  • 1989 Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29
  • 1990 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
  • 1991 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1991 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
  • 1991 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
  • 1991 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1992 "Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances
  • 1992 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft
  • 1992 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
  • 1992 Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole
  • 1993 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1993 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • 1993 US House of Representatives approve Nafta

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1993 Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • 1994 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
  • 1994 3rd Germany government of Kohl forms
  • 1994 Irish government of Reynolds resigns
  • 1996 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1996 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
  • 1996 Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

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1997 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1997 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • 1998 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"

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1998 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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1998 Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 2000 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

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2000 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as President of Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 2001 66th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Auburn
  • 2002 54th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins

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2003 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2004 Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
  • 2005 Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
  • 2006 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • 2008 Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years

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2008 "Twilight", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2012 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
  • 2013 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • 2013 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • 2013 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • 2013 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia
  • 2013 Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix
  • 2013 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • 2014 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops

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2015 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • 2015 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • 2015 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed