About November 17

November 17, 2022 is the 321st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 66 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 17

  • 1292
    John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1796
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole – French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
  • 1831
    Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Greater Colombia.
  • 1839
    Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan,
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins – Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege.
  • 1871
    The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • 1919
    King George V of the United Kingdom proclaims Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day). The idea is first suggested by Edward George Honey.
  • 1922
    The first executions during the Irish Civil War take place when five Irish Republican Army members are sent to the firing squad by the Irish Free State.
  • 1933
    United States recognizes Soviet Union.
  • 1947
    American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
  • 1947
    The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1962
    President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.
  • 1968
    British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
  • 1968
    Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
  • 1982
    Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • 1983
    The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
  • 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).
  • 2009
    Administrators at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia discover their servers had been hacked and thousands of emails and files on climate change had been stolen, which would serve as the basis of the “Climategate” controversy.

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