What happened this day in history November 17

What are the important events that happened on November 17? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 17: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 17 is the 321st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 4, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 454,752 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosahenagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 76 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,253 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 17 Historical Events

  • 1831
    Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Greater Colombia.
  • 1878
    First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
  • 1933
    United States recognizes Soviet Union.
  • 1947
    The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1962
    President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, US 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.”
  • 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.
  • 1982
    Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • 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).
  • 2000
    A 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.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 9
    Emperor Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)
  • 1576
    Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
  • 1799
    Titian Peale, American artist (d. 1885)
  • 1901
    Lee Strasberg, Austrian director (d. 1982)
  • 1905
    Queen Astrid of the Belgians (d. 1935)
  • 1948
    Howard Dean, American politician, 75th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont & 79th Governor of Vermont
  • 1954
    Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
  • 1966
    Ben Allison, American jazz bassist and composer
  • 1968
    Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1975
    Jerome James, American basketball player

Who died on November 17?

  • 680
    Hilda of Whitby (b. 614)
  • 1780
    Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  • 1808
    David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (b. 1721)
  • 1937
    Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (b. 1860)
  • 1959
    Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (b. 1887)
  • 1992
    Audre Lorde, Caribbean-American writer, poet, and activist (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2003
    Surjit Bindrakhia, Punjabi artist (b. 1962)
  • 2005
    Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
  • 2011
    Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

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