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What Happened on November 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 The first known case of COVID-19 is traced to a 55-year-old man who had visited a market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
2013 Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.
2013 A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.
2012 At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.
2003 Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tenure as the governor of California began.
2000 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
2000 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
1997 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.
1993 United States House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.
1993 In Nigeria, General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.
1990 Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.
1989 Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
1986 The flight crew of Japan Airlines Flight 1628 are involved in a UFO sighting incident while flying over Alaska.
1983 The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
1973 Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
1973 The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
1970 Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
1970 Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
1969 Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
1968 British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
1968 Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.
1967 Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress."
1962 President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.
1957 Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft. There are no fatalities.
1953 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.
1950 Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.
1950 United Nations Security Council Resolution 89 relating to the Palestine Question is adopted.
1947 The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
1947 American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.
1940 The Tartu Art Museum was established in Tartu, Estonia.
1939 Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. All Czech universities are shut down and more than 1,200 students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
1903 The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: The Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").
1896 The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, which later became the first ice hockey league to openly trade and hire players, began play at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park Casino.
1894 H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War: The decisive Battle of Slivnitsa begins.
1878 First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Giovanni Passannante, who was armed with a dagger. The King survived with a slight wound in an arm. Prime Minister Benedetto Cairoli blocked the aggressor, receiving an injury in a leg.
1869 In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
1863 American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins: Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee, under siege.
1858 Modified Julian Day zero.
1858 The city of Denver, Colorado is founded.
1856 American Old West: 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.
1837 An earthquake in Valdivia, south-central Chile, causes a tsunami that leads to significant destruction along Japan's coast.
1831 Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Gran Colombia.
1820 Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)
1811 José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
1810 Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
1800 The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
1796 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Bridge of Arcole: French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
1777 Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification.
1603 English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
1558 Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
1511 Henry VIII of England concludes the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon.
1494 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.
1405 Sharif ul-Hāshim establishes the Sultanate of Sulu.
1292 John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
1183 Genpei War: The Battle of Mizushima takes place off the Japanese coast, where Minamoto no Yoshinaka's invasion force is intercepted and defeated by the Taira clan.
887 Emperor Charles the Fat is deposed by the Frankish magnates in an assembly at Frankfurt,[1] leading his nephew, Arnulf of Carinthia, to declare himself king of the East Frankish Kingdom in late November.
Famous People Born on November 17

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Year Name
1966 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
1969 Rebecca Walker, American author
1935 Toni Sailer, Austrian skier and actor (d. 2009)
1946 Petra Burka, Dutch-Canadian figure skater and coach
1970 Paul Allender, English guitarist and songwriter
1980 Jay Bradley, American wrestler
1959 William R. Moses, American actor and producer
1934 Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma
1936 Crispian Hollis, English Roman Catholic bishop
1987 Gemma Spofforth, English swimmer
Famous People Deaths On November 17

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Date Name
1973 Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (b. 1878)
885 Liutgard of Saxony (b. 845)
1494 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1463)
1936 Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German-American singer (b. 1861)
1592 John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
2015 John Leahy, English lawyer and diplomat, High Commissioner to Australia (b. 1928)
2001 Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)
1993 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, fifth Deputy Premier of Quebec (b. 1926)
1713 Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Indonesian merchant and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
1917 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1840)