What happened this day in history November 17, 1970

What are the important events that happened on November 17, 1970? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 17, 1970: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 17, 1970 is the 321st day of the year 1970 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 4, 1970 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 460,800 minutes 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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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $17,548.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Dog is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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November 17, 1970 Historical Events

  • 1970
    Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
  • 1970
    Luna 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 is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.

Who were born on November 17, 1970?

  • 1970
    Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

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