October 17, 1979 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • D Bautista of Mexico completes 20,000 m walk in record 1:20:06.8

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa

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US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter