Historical Events on October 17, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on October 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Drug dealers in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico force the government to back down on an arrest.
2019 The 17 October Revolution starts in Lebanon.
2018 The recreational use of cannabis is legalized in Canada.
2018 Kerch Polytechnic College attack in Crimea.
2017 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) capture the last foothold of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Raqqa, marking the end of the Battle of Raqqa.[16]
2003 Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, becomes the world's tallest high-rise.
2001 Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.
2000 The Hatfield rail crash leads to the collapse of Railtrack.
1994 Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.
1992 Having gone to the wrong house, Japanese student Yoshihiro Hattori is killed by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1991 1991 Rudrapur bombings by Sikh separatists, who explode two bombs, during a Ramlila Hindu celebration in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, killing 41 people.[13][14]
1989 The 6.9 .mw-parser-output .tooltip-dotted{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}Mw Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast, killing 63.
1989 The East German Politburo votes to remove Erich Honecker from his role as General Secretary.
1988 Uganda Airlines Flight 775 crashes at Rome–Fiumicino International Airport, in Rome, Italy, killing 33 people.
1980 As part of the Holy See–United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican.
1979 Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1979 The Department of Education Organization Act creates the U.S. Department of Education.
1977 The hijacked Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu. The remaining hostages are later rescued.
1973 OPEC imposes an oil embargo against countries they deem to have helped Israel in the Yom Kippur War.
1970 FLQ terrorists murder Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte.
1969 The Caravaggio painting Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence is stolen from the Oratory of Saint Lawrence in Palermo.
1966 The 23rd Street Fire in New York City kills 12 firefighters.
1965 The 1964–65 New York World's Fair closes after two years and more than 51 million attendees.
1961 Directed by their chief Maurice Papon, Paris police massacre scores of Algerian protesters.
1961 The first attempt of the apartheid analogy by Ahmad Shukeiri.[7][8][9]
1956 The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield, England.
1952 Indonesian Army elements surrounded the Merdeka Palace demanding President Sukarno disband the Provisional People's Representative Council.
1945 A massive demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, demands Juan Perón's release.
1943 The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) is completed.
1943 Nazi Holocaust in Poland: Sobibór extermination camp is closed.
1941 World War II: The USS Kearny becomes the first U.S. Navy vessel to be torpedoed by a U-boat.
1940 The body of Communist propagandist Willi Münzenberg is found in South France, starting a never-resolved mystery.
1933 Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
1931 Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.
1919 Leeds United F.C. founded at Salem Chapel, Holbeck after the winding up of Leeds City F.C. for making illegal payments to players during World War I
1912 Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
1907 Marconi begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service.
1861 Aboriginal Australians kill nineteen Europeans in the Cullin-la-ringo massacre.
1860 First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).
1850 Riots start, which lead to a massacre in Aleppo.
1814 Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.
1811 The silver deposits of Agua Amarga are discovered in Chile becoming in the following years instrumental for the Patriots to finance the Chilean War of Independence.
1806 Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I, is assassinated after an oppressive rule.
1800 War of the Second Coalition: Britain takes control of the Dutch colony of Curaçao.
1781 American Revolutionary War: British General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
1777 American Revolutionary War: British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga, New York.
1771 Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Mozart at age 15.
1713 Great Northern War: Russia defeated Sweden in the Battle of Kostianvirta in Pälkäne.
1662 Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to Louis XIV of France for 40,000 pounds.
1660 The nine regicides who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England are hanged, drawn and quartered.
1610 French king Louis XIII is crowned in Reims Cathedral.
1604 Kepler's Supernova is observed in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
1558 Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, is founded.
1534 Anti-Catholic posters appear in Paris and other cities supporting Huldrych Zwingli's position on the Mass.
1456 The University of Greifswald is established as the second oldest university in northern Europe.
1448 An Ottoman army defeats a Hungarian army at the Second Battle of Kosovo.
1346 The English capture King David II of Scotland at Neville's Cross and imprison him for eleven years.
1091 London tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.
690 Empress Wu Zetian establishes the Zhou Dynasty of China.
Famous People Born on October 17

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Year Name
1981 Horacio Cervantes, Mexican footballer
1954 Carlos Buhler, American mountaineer
1720 Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1795)
1859 Childe Hassam, American painter and illustrator (d. 1935)
1833 José E. Días, Paraguayan general (d. 1867)
1538 Irene di Spilimbergo, Italian Renaissance poet and painter (d. 1559)
1797 Juan Lavalle, Argentine politician (d.1841)
1920 Miguel Delibes, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2010)
1951 Dirk Beheydt, Belgian footballer
1979 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer-songwriter and violinist
Famous People Deaths On October 17

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Date Name
1962 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter, costume designer, and set designer (b. 1882)
1920 Michael Fitzgerald (Irish republican) died on Hunger Strike (b. 1881)
1956 Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (b. 1920)
1999 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1915)
1910 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (b. 1819)
1987 Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
1970 Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1921)
1996 Chris Acland, English musician and drummer of Lush (b. 1966)
1616 John Pitts, English priest and scholar (b. 1560)
1836 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)