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

  • 473
    The future Leo II is named associate emperor by Leo I.
  • 1183
    The Battle of Mizushima.
  • 1292
    John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1603
    English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 1855
    David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
  • 1876
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March is given its première performance in Moscow.
  • 1911
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an HBCU, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington,DC.
  • 1939
    Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students’ Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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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