About November 17

November 17, 2021 is the 321st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 76 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 17

  • 794
    Japanese Emperor Kammu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
  • 1183
    The Battle of Mizushima.
  • 1292
    John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1796
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole – French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 1820
    Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula is later named after him).
  • 1831
    Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Greater Colombia.
  • 1839
    Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan,
  • 1858
    Modified Julian Day zero.
  • 1869
    In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
  • 1871
    The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • 1922
    Former Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI goes into exile in Italy.
  • 1947
    The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 1953
    The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
  • 1962
    President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.
  • 1990
    Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan becomes active again and erupts.

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