November 17 in History – What happened on 17 November in Past

17 November - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on November 17, the day number in a year is 321 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 322. November 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

November 17 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1278In England, 680 Jews were arrested for forgery and 293 of them were hanged.
1292John Balliol was chosen to be King of Scots over Robert deBrus.
1405The Sultanate of Sulu was established on the Sulu Archipelago offthe coast of Mindanao in the Philippines.
1525For the purpose of conquering India, Babur entered here for the fifth time through Sindh.
1558Elizabeth I became Queen of England and Ireland, marking thebeginning of the Elizabethan era.
1558After the death of Queen Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I sat on the throne of Britain.
1774The First City Troop was built in the halls of the Philadelphia City Caverly Carpenter. Philadelphia - Oldest US Military Unit
1796French Revolutionary Wars-French forces defeated the Austriansat the Battle of the Bridge of Arcole in a manoeuvre to cut the latter'sline of retreat.
1810Anglo-Swedish War 1810–12): Sweden declared war on the United Kingdom.
1811Chile's founding father Jose Miguel Carrera was sworn in as president of the executive junta of the Chilean government.
1839Giuseppe Verdi's first opera Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio,was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
1854The Suvej Canal Company was established in Egypt.
1855Explorer David Livingstone became the first European to seeVictoria Falls one of the largest waterfalls in the world,on what is now the Zambia–Zimbabwe border.
1858The city of Colorado was founded in Denver.
1869The Suez Canal opened, allowing shipping to travel betweenEurope and Asia via the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
1869James Moorey of England won the first cycle race.
1869In Egypt, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, was inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.
1878Made the first attempt to assassinate Umberto I of Italy.
1880The first three UK female graduates received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London.
1905Influenced by the result of the Russo-Japanese War, the Empireof Japan and the Korean Empire signed the Eulsa Treaty, effectivelydepriving Korea of its diplomatic sovereignty.
1920The U.S has been accused by the Turkish newspapers of spreading “propaganda” against the country. Moreover, American relief workers and preachers were blamed of attempting to start a war between the U.S. and Turkey.
1928Freedom fighters Lala Lajpat Rai died after being injured in a lathi charge.
1939The Nazis entered Prague University and killed the students. International Student Day is celebrated on 17 November in memory of those children.
1943A conference of the same name started in Qahera, the capital of Egypt. One of the most important decisions was the independence of Korea.
1944The Second British Army captured Wasem.
1950Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was enthroned as Tibet'shead of state at the age of fifteen.
1950Tenzig Gyatso, 15, became the 14th Dalai Lama.
1953A collision between the Italian steamer, Vittoria Claudia and the French ore carrier, The Peroin the English Channel sinks the Vittoria Claudia leading to the death of 20 Italian seamen.
1966Rita Faria of India won the title of Miss World. She was the first Asian woman to become Miss World.
1968NBC controversially cut away from the American football gamebetween the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets to broadcast Heidi,denying viewers in the Eastern United States from seeing the game'sdramatic ending.
1970The Soviet Union's moon rover, the first roving remote-controlled robot made a landing and rolled over the moon's surface today making it the first robot to do so.
1970American inventor Douglas Engelbart received the patent for the first computer mouse
1993General Sani Abacha ousted Ernest Shonekan to become chairmanof the Provisional Ruling Council of Nigeria.
1993The US House of Representatives approved the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
1997In southern Egypt, 68 foreign tourists were killed when extremists attacked the bus of tourists.
2000Alberto Fujimori was removed from the post of President of Peru.
2002A hijacker armed with a penknife tried to hijack a plane that was headed from Israel to Istanbul, Turkey. However in a turn of events he was captured and the plane was landed safely.
2005An item of debatable chemical safety has been passed by the Members of the European Parliament. This is known as the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) law.
2005Il Canto degli Italiani officially became the national anthemof Italy almost sixty years after it was provisionally chosen followingthe birth of the Italian Republic.
2006Play Station 3, Sony’s new console has been released in North America with 14 launch titles.
2007A roadside bomb in Panjawi killed two NATO Canadian soldiers along with an interpreter and injured three more.
2009Somali pirates take over a chemical tanker, the Singapore-operated MV Theresa VIII with 28 North Koreans on board in Seychelles.
2009Administrators at the Climatic Research Unit at the Universityof East Anglia discovered that their servers had been hacked andthousands of emails and files on climate change had been stolen.
2010Germany tightens its security presence at its airports after recognizing "concrete indications" that a terrorist attack is prearranged in the month of November.
2012Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray died.

Famous Birthdays of November 17:

YearName / Profession / Country
AD 9Vespasian / Emperor / Roman Republic
1934Terry Rand / Basketball Player / United States of America
1944Lorne Michaels / Writer / United States of America
1948East Bay Ray / Guitarist / United States of America
1966Alvin Patrimonio / Basketball Player / Philippines
1958Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio / Actress / United States of America
1982Katie Feenstra-Mattera / Basketball Player / United States of America
1935Bobby Joe Conrad / Footballer / United States of America
1936Crispian Hollis / Bishop / United Kingdom
1857Joseph Babinski / Academic / France
1907Israel Regardie / Author / United Kingdom
1929Norm Zauchin / Baseball Player / United States of America
1983Viva Bianca / Producer / Australia
1983Ioannis Bourousis / Basketball Player / Greece
1986Nani / Footballer / Portugal
1923Hubertus Brandenburg / Bishop / Sweden
1945Lesley Abdela / Journalist / United Kingdom
1975Lord Infamous / Rapper / United States of America
1868Korbinian Brodmann / Academic / Germany
1982Hollie Smith / Writer / New Zealand
1959Terry Fenwick / Footballer / United Kingdom
1945Jeremy Hanley / Politician / United Kingdom
1681Pierre François le Courayer / Author / France
1973Bernd Schneider / Footballer / Germany
1920Gemini Ganesan / Actor / India
1952Runa Laila / Singer / Bangladesh
1928Rance Howard / Actor / United States of America
1966Daisy Fuentes / Actress / United States of America
1972Kimya Dawson / Writer / United States of America
1948Howard Dean / Politician / United States of America

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