On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1922

Historical Events


TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship

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The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
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Famous Birthdays

  • Emile Noel, international civil servant

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Comtesse, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912), dies at 75
1922 Highlights

About November 17, 1922

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio