What happened this day in history October 17

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

October 17: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 17 is the 291st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 4, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 445,248 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 ‘dihectaenneacontahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 118 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 2,857 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 17 Historical Events

  • 1806
    Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti is assassinated after an oppressive rule.
  • 1905
    The October Manifesto issued by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia
  • 1912
    Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
  • 1931
    Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion.
  • 1945
    Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens becomes Prime Minister of Greece between the pull-out of the German occupation force in 1944 and the return of King Georgios II to Greece.
  • 1966
    Botswana and Lesotho join the United Nations.
  • 1970
    Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
  • 1973
    OPEC starts an oil embargo against a number of western countries, considered to have helped Israel in its war against Syria.
  • 1998
    At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.
  • 2003
    The pinnacle is fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 56 m and become the World’s tallest highrise.

Who were born on October 17?

  • 1919
    Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  • 1921
    George Mackay Brown, Scottish Poet (d.1996)
  • 1923
    Charles McClendon, American football coach (d. 2001)
  • 1946
    Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • 1948
    George Wendt, American actor
  • 1951
    Shari Ulrich, Canadian musician-songwriter, member of Pied Pumkin and UHF
  • 1958
    Alan Jackson, American singer and songwriter
  • 1979
    Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player
  • 1980
    Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • 1987
    Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress

Who died on October 17?

  • 532
    Pope Boniface II
  • 1887
    Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (b. 1824)
  • 1963
    Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (b. 1865)
  • 1966
    Wieland Wagner, German stage director (b. 1917)
  • 1967
    Henry Pu Yi, last Emperor of China (b. 1906)
  • 1970
    Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1972
    George, Crown Prince of Serbia (b. 1887)
  • 1992
    Orestis Laskos, Greek film director, screenwriter and actor (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2011
    Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world’s richest people (b. 1919)

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