What happened this day in history October 17, 1956

What are the important events that happened on October 17, 1956? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 17, 1956: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 17, 1956 is the 291st day of the year 1956 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 4, 1956 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $211.99. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

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

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October 17, 1956 Historical Events

  • 1956
    The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield,in Cumbria, England.

Who were born on October 17, 1956?

  • 1956
    Mae Jemison, American astronaut and physician
  • 1956
    Patrick McCrory, American politician

Who died on October 17, 1956?

  • 1956
    Anne Crawford, British film actor (b. 1920)

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