On This Day

Historical Events on November 17 (Part 2)

  • 2018 Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand, 16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • 2018 Protests across France against rising fuel prices leave 400 injured

Historic Event

2019 Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei labels protesters "thugs" after unrest over higher gasoline prices brought Tehran to a standstill day before

Sports History

2019 21 year old Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in London to become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years

  • 2021 British Columbia declares a state of emergency after an "atmospheric river" storm causes widespread rain and flooding [1]
  • 2021 Record number of Americans, over 100,000, died of drug overdoses April 2020 - April 2021 according to the CDC [1]
  • 2021 US capitol rioter QAnon Shaman [Jacob Chansley] sentenced to three years in prison by a federal court [1]
  • 2021 Delhi authorities order schools shut till further notice and construction halted as Supreme Court calls for a "pollution lockdown" as city battles winter smog
  • 2021 Garbiñe Muguruza becomes first Spanish player to win WTA Finals defeating Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6–3, 7–5 in Zapopan, Mexico
  • 2021 US National Book Award given to Jason Mott (fiction), Tiya Miles (nonfiction) and Martín Espada (poetry)