November 17, 1993 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed

BattleCoup d'état

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
  • General Sani Abacha leads a coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control
  • US House of Representatives approve Nafta

Deaths in History

  • Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926)