November 17th Events

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November 17th, 2006 (November 17 2006)EventOfficial naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
November 17th, 2005 (November 17 2005)EventItaly s choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
November 17th, 2004 (November 17 2004)EventKmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
November 17th, 2003 (November 17 2003)EventArnold Schwarzenegger is inaugurated as Governor of California.
November 17th, 2000 (November 17 2000)EventA catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
November 17th, 2000 (November 17 2000)EventAlberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
November 17th, 1997 (November 17 1997)EventIn Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants). Hatshepsut Quotes
November 17th, 1990 (November 17 1990)EventFugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan becomes active again and erupts. Saki Quotes
November 17th, 1989 (November 17 1989)EventCold 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).
November 17th, 1983 (November 17 1983)EventThe Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded.
November 17th, 1978 (November 17 1978)EventBurger Chef murders in USA
November 17th, 1974 (November 17 1974)EventAlianca Operario-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal, as a front of PCP(m-l).
November 17th, 1973 (November 17 1973)EventWatergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook".
November 17th, 1973 (November 17 1973)EventThe Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
November 17th, 1970 (November 17 1970)EventVietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
November 17th, 1970 (November 17 1970)EventLuna program: 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 was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
November 17th, 1970 (November 17 1970)EventDouglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
November 17th, 1969 (November 17 1969)EventCold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
November 17th, 1968 (November 17 1968)EventAlexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
November 17th, 1967 (November 17 1967)EventVietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we re taking...We are making progress."Lyndon Johnson Quotes
November 17th, 1962 (November 17 1962)EventPresident John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.John F. Kennedy Quotes
November 17th, 1954 (November 17 1954)EventColonel Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes president of Egypt.
November 17th, 1953 (November 17 1953)EventThe remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
November 17th, 1950 (November 17 1950)EventTenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was enthroned as Tibet s head of state at the age of fifteen. Tenzin Gyatso Quotes
November 17th, 1939 (November 17 1939)EventNine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal; in addition, Czech universities are shut down and over a thousand Czech students sent to concentration camps.
November 17th, 1939 (November 17 1939)EventThe Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.
November 17th, 1933 (November 17 1933)EventUnited States recognizes Soviet Union.
November 17th, 1922 (November 17 1922)EventFormer Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI goes into exile in Italy.
November 17th, 1919 (November 17 1919)EventKing George V of the United Kingdom proclaims Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day). The idea was first suggested by Edward George Honey. George V of the United Kingdom Quotes
November 17th, 1911 (November 17 1911)EventThe Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the first African-American fraternity at a historically black college or university, is founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
November 17th, 1905 (November 17 1905)EventThe Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
November 17th, 1903 (November 17 1903)EventThe Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").
November 17th, 1903 (November 17 1903)EventDahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
November 17th, 1878 (November 17 1878)EventFirst assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
November 17th, 1876 (November 17 1876)EventPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky s patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quotes
November 17th, 1871 (November 17 1871)EventThe National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
November 17th, 1869 (November 17 1869)EventIn Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.
November 17th, 1863 (November 17 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Siege of Knoxville beginsConfederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege.
November 17th, 1858 (November 17 1858)EventModified Julian Day zero. Julian Quotes
November 17th, 1856 (November 17 1856)EventAmerican 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.
November 17th, 1855 (November 17 1855)EventDavid Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
November 17th, 1831 (November 17 1831)EventEcuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.
November 17th, 1827 (November 17 1827)EventThe Delta Phi fraternity, America s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
November 17th, 1820 (November 17 1820)EventCaptain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula was later named after him).
November 17th, 1812 (November 17 1812)EventNapoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
November 17th, 1800 (November 17 1800)EventThe United States Capitol building in Washington, DC holds its first session of the U.S. Congress.
November 17th, 1796 (November 17 1796)EventNapoleonic Wars: Battle of ArcoleFrench forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
November 17th, 1777 (November 17 1777)EventArticles of Confederation was submitted to the states for ratification.
November 17th, 1659 (November 17 1659)EventPeace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
November 17th, 1603 (November 17 1603)EventEnglish explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.Sir Walter Raleigh Quotes
November 17th, 1558 (November 17 1558)EventElizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England. Mary I of England Quotes
November 17th, 1511 (November 17 1511)EventSpain and England ally against France.
November 17th, 1292 (November 17 1292)Event(O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
November 17th, 1183 (November 17 1183)EventBattle of Mizushima.
November 17th, 0473 (November 17 0473)EventThe future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.
November 17th, 0284 (November 17 0284)EventDiocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers.

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