Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - November 17th

1980 - Isaac Hanson, Guitarist, Singer

1973 - Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater

1966 - Kate Ceberano, Australian singer

1958 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress

1945 - Elvin Hayes, American basketball player

1943 - Lauren Hutton, American actress

1936 - Dalia Rabikovich, Israeli poet (d. 2005)

1925 - Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)

1907 - Israel Regardie, Occultist, Aleister Crowley's secretary (d. 1985)

1902 - Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1896 - Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)

1878 - Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist (d. 1968)

1835 - Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (d. 1915)

1765 - Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)

1612 - Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)

Died on this day - November 17th

2004 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)

2001 - Michael Karoli, German guitarist (Can) (b. 1948)

1982 - Leonid Borisovitch Kogan, Russian violinist (b. 1924)

1940 - Eric Gill, British sculptor and writer (b. 1882)

1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (b. 1840)

1776 - James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)

1690 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)

1632 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)

1558 - Queen Mary I of England (b. 1516)

Events on this day - November 17th

2000 - Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.

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).

1973 - Student uprising against the military regime in Athens, Greece.

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.

1950 - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was enthroned as Tibet's head of state at the age of fifteen.

1911 - Formation of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

1858 - Modified Julian Day zero. VMS epoch.

1796 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole - French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.



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