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1894Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

1558Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary

2003Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1931Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

1839Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1855David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

1876Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

1603English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

1956Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1917Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press

1812Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow

November 17th Historical Events
Date Event
473
The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I. 
1183
Battle of Mizushima. 
1278
680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins 
1292
(O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scots. 
1511
England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster 
1555
William of Orange becomes member of Council of State 
1558
Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary 
1603
English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason. 
1659
Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain. 
1734
John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted 
1785
Church of England organizes in New England 
1796
Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy 
1798
-21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die 
1800
Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building 
1812
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow 
1827
The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. 
1831
Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia. 
1839
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan 
1842
Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston 
1842
Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London) 
1853
Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections 
1855
David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe. 
1856
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. 
1858
Origin of Modified Julian Period 
1862
Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns 
1863
-Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN 
1863
Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address 
1866
Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris) 
1869
Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen) 
1869
Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas 
1874
Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ 
1875
Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott 
1876
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people. 
1877
Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London 
1878
First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy. 
1884
Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel" 
1888
Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg 
1889
Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF 
1894
Daily Racing Form founded 
1894
Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons 
1903
Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate. 
1903
In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east 
1904
George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC 
1905
The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea. 
1913
1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct 
1914
US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral 
1917
Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press 
1918
Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH 
1922
The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship 
1926
NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1 
1927
Tornado hits Washington DC 
1928
Boston Garden officially opens 
1928
Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years 
1929
Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico 
1929
Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo 
1930
Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC 
1931
Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours 
1932
German government of von Papen resigns 
1933
United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade 
1936
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio 
1937
Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement 
1938
Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws 
1939
German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship 
1939
Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May" premieres in NYC 
1939
The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created. 
1940
Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane 
1941
Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres 
1944
-Nov 19] Nazi raids in Dutch NE Polder 
1945
"Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 perfs 
1945
New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF 
1947
The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath. 
1948
Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry 
1953
St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc 
1953
The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland. 
1953
The United States join the UN in condemning Israel's raid on Jordon on October 4, 1953 
1956
Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate) 
1956
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1957
WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1958
KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1959
De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond 
1959
Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year 
1959
William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof 
1960
New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada 
1962
"Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs 
1962
President Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC 
1962
Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1963
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational 
1964
British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa 
1965
General Meeting of UN refuses admittance of China PR 
1965
William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball 
1966
Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour) 
1967
Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names 
1967
French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia 
1967
Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon 
1967
Davey Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, NY 
1968
John Kander/Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 305 performances 
1968
KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational 
1968
"Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32 
1968
Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos. 
1969
SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland 
1970
British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn) 
1970
Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon 
1970
Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse. 
1972
Juan Peron returns to Argentina 
1973
Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed 
1973
Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on "The Nurse" 
1973
US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook" 
1974
Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic 
1974
Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms 
1974
Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l). 
1976
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1977
Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London 
1977
Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel 
1977
Miss World Contest - Miss UK wears $9,500 platinum bikini 
1979
Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX 
1979
Ayatollah Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages 
1979
NY Stars (WBL) home opener at Madison Square Garden in NYC 
1980
John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK 
1981
"1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances 
1981
NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws 
1982
Dale Murphy wins NL MVP 
1983
"La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs 
1983
Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship 
1983
Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game 
1984
Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110 
1984
Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers 
1985
Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM NY 
1985
NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28 
1986
"Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances 
1987
George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP 
1987
The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released 
1988
Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World 
1988
Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC 
1989
Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract 
1990
David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA 
1991
"Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances 
1991
1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV) 
1991
Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams 
1992
"Gypsy Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 55 performances 
1992
Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft 
1992
Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test 
1992
Erling Kagge begins successful exploration at South pole 
1993
"Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 perfs 
1993
Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed 
1993
US House of Representatives approve Nafta 
1994
"Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances 
1994
3rd Germany government of Kohl forms 
1994
Irish government of Reynolds resigns 
1996
"Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
1996
Sam's Town Bowling Invitational 
1996
Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia 
1997
Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame 
1997
In 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). 
1997
Metallica release the album "ReLoad" 
1998
Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998" 
1998
Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love" 
1998
Mariah Carey releases "#1's" 
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. 
2000
Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru. 
2003
Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
2004
Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation. 
2005
Italy'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. 
2006
Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg). 
2008
Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years 
2012
50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt 
2013
102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2) 
2013
Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix 
2013
50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia 
2013
Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives 
2013
Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia 
2013
Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time 
2015
Russia bombards Raqqa, ISIS headquarters in Syria 
2015
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive 
2015
Russia offers $50 million reward in Sinai jet crash case 
2015
Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive 
2016
Cy Young Award: Max Scherzer Wins in NL and Rick Porcello Wins in AL 
2016
China to Trump: We didn't make up global warming 
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