Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
November 21 ndash The APEC Summit is held in Santiago, Chile.
Monday, November 17, 2003
John Allen Muhammad is unanimously convicted of all four counts in the indictment against him, including two charges of capital murder, committed during the October 2002 sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, metro area. The jury is currently deciding whether Muhammad will be sentenced to death or to life in prison. //www.guardian.co.uk/usguns/Story/0,2763,1087587,00.html
Coca eradication: The White House Drug Policy Office claims the area planted with coca in Peru and Bolivia combined fell by 35 kmsup2/sup in the year up to June, suggesting that the coca eradication program in neighboring Colombia was not driving production over the borders. But the US figures were very different from preliminary estimates in September by the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Colombia, which suggested output in Peru and Bolivia may have risen by as much 21 per cent that year.//www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2730872a12,00.html
Friday, November 17, 2000
Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
Catastrophical landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
Monday, November 17, 1997
Wednesday, November 17, 1993
In South Africa
, 21 political parties approve a new constitution.
An Avioimpex Yakovlev Yak-42D crashes into Mount Trojani near Ohrid, Macedonia. The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions at the Skopje airport. All 8 crew members and 115 of the 116 passengers are killed.
Saturday, November 17, 1990
Soviet Presiden Gorbachev proposes a radical restructuring of the Soviet government, including the creation of a Federal Council to be made up of the heads of the 15 Soviet republics
November 19–21 ndash Leaders of Canada, the United States, and 32 European nations meet in Paris to formally mark the end of the Cold War.
Friday, November 17, 1989
Cold War ndash Velvet Revolution: A peaceful student demonstration in Prague, Czechoslovakia is severely beaten back by riot police. This sparks a revolution aimed at overthrowing the Communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
Tuesday, November 17, 1987
Iran-Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.
Thursday, November 17, 1983
Saturday, November 17, 1979
Monday, November 17, 1969
Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, to begin the SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
The United States Senate votes down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement Haynsworth, the first such rejection since 1930.
The first ARPANET link is established (the progenitor of the global Internet).
U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. to the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. retains rights to military bases on the island, but they must be nuclear-free.
Richard Oakes returns with 90 followers and offers to buy Alcatraz for $24 (he leaves the island January 1970).
Apollo program: "Apollo 12" astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), becoming the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
Soccer great Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.
Vietnam War: "The Plain Dealer" publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
Sunday, November 17, 1968
The Heidi game
cuts off the final 1:05 of an Oakland Raiders
–New York Jets
football game to broadcast the pre-scheduled "Heidi
". Fans are unable to see Oakland (which had been trailing 32–29) score 2 late touchdowns to win 43–32 as a result, thousands of outraged football fans flood the NBC
switchboards to protest.
Saturday, November 17, 1962
In Washington, D.C., U.S. President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport.
Friday, November 17, 1961
Wednesday, November 17, 1948
Sunday, November 17, 1946
Monday, November 17, 1941
WWII ndash Attack on Pearl Harbor: Joseph Grew
, the United States ambassador to Japan, cables to Washington
a warning that Japan may strike suddenly and unexpectedly.
Friday, November 17, 1939
WWII ndash Winter War: Soviet forces attack Finland and reach the Mannerheim Line, starting the war.
WWII: To punish protests against the Nazi occupation of the Czech homeland, the Nazis murder 9 Czech graduate students, send over 1200 to concentration cs, and close all Czech universities.
Saturday, November 17, 1928
Friday, November 17, 1922
Wednesday, November 17, 1920
The council of the League of Nations accepts the constitution for the Free City of Danzig.
Tuesday, November 17, 1903
Thursday, November 17, 1892
French troops occupy Abomey, capital of the kingdom of Dahomey.
Sunday, November 17, 1889
Sunday, November 17, 1878
Monday, November 17, 1873
Friday, November 17, 1871
The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
Wednesday, November 17, 1869
November 19 ndash The Hudson's Bay Company surrenders its claim to Rupert's Land in Canada under its letters patent back to the British Crown.ref name=CBH/
Tuesday, November 17, 1863
American Civil War
ndash The Siege of Knoxville
begins: Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege (the 2-week-long siege and 1 failed attack are unsuccessful).
Wednesday, November 17, 1858
Homosexuality legalised in Ottoman Empire.
Feudalism and serfdom in Bulgaria are abolished in the Ottoman Empire (practically in 1880).
The Miners Association is established in Cornwall, UK.
Monday, November 17, 1856
American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
Saturday, November 17, 1855
Friday, November 17, 1854
In Egypt, the Suez Canal company is formed.
Sunday, November 17, 1839
Sunday, November 17, 1811
Saturday, November 17, 1810
4,500 chests of opium are sold in China
Anglo-Swedish War (1810–1812): Sweden declares war on the United Kingdom.
Monday, November 17, 1800
The U.S. Congress holds its first Washington, D.C. session.
Thursday, November 17, 1796
December ndash The British government begins work on a 40-acre (162,000 m²) site at Norman Cross for the world's first purpose-built prisoner-of-war c.
Monday, November 17, 1777
Sunday, November 17, 1771
The trade monopoly with Iceland
is transferred to the Danish
The North Carolina General Assembly passes an act establishing the town of Martinsborough, named for Royal Governor Josiah Martin, on the land of Richard Evans, which will serve as the county seat of Pitt County.
Construction of the Putuo Zongcheng Temple complex in Chengde, China is completed during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.
Sunday, November 17, 1680
The Swedish city of Karlskrona is founded, as the Royal Swedish Navy relocates there.
Chambers of Reunion (French
courts under Louis XIV) decide on complete annexation of Alsace
Wednesday, November 17, 1632
Fasilides succeeds his father Susenyos as Emperor of Ethiopia.
The Portuguese driven out of Bengal
Friday, November 17, 1617
Monday, November 17, 1603
Tuesday, November 17, 1592
The "Collegium Melitense" is founded by Bishop Garagallo.
John III is succeeded by his son Sigismund as King of Sweden.
Monday, November 7, 1558 (Julianian calendar)
The Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her younger half-sister Elizabeth.
Saturday, November 8, 1494 (Julianian calendar)
Armies of Charles VIII of France enter Florence.
Saturday, November 8, 1421 (Julianian calendar)
The first patent is issued by the Republic of Florence
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Tuesday, November 9, 1350 (Julianian calendar)
To pay for the expenses of the revived war
with Republic of Venice
, the Republic of Genoa
has to subscribe a loan at an interest rate of 10% from an association of creditors known as the "Compera imposita per gerra Venetorum".
Monday, November 10, 1292 (Julianian calendar)
the Great of Ngoen Yang conquested and annexed the Mon
kingdom of Haripunchai
, created a political union in the form of the Lanna
land on Java
, taking the capital, but it proves impossible to hold.Roberts, J: History of the World.. Penguin, 1994.
Saturday, November 16, 474 (Julianian calendar)
A statue of a "Standing Buddha" from Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, (during the Gupta period) is made. It is now kept at the Sarnath Museum (India).
Leo II dies of an unknown disease (possibly poisoned
by his mother Araidne
) after a reign of 10 months. Zeno becomes sole emperor of the Eastern Empire.
Monday, November 16, 375 (Julianian calendar)
Gratian, age 16, takes over the government at "Augusta Treverorum" (modern Trier), but ministers wishing to retain the loyalty of the Illyrian army and fearing a usurper. They proclaim Valentinian's 4-year-old son Valentinian II co-emperor with his mother, Justina, as regent. Gratian reserves for himself the administration of the Gallic provinces, and hands over Italy, Illyrium, Hispania and Africa to his stepmother, who makes "Mediolanum" (Milan) her residence.
In Africa, the dissident Berber
is delivered to the Romans
by his brother Gildon.
Emperor Valentinian I concludes an enduring peace with the Alamanni in Germany, then marches into Illyrium to repel an invasion of the Quadi and the Sarmatians on the Danube frontier. While negotiating with the Quadi, Valentinian, age 54, becomes so enraged that he dies in a fit of apoplexy at Brigetio (Hungary). Extreme cruelty has marked his 11-year reign but has founded schools and provided physicians to serve the poor of Constantinople.
The Quadi accept an uneasy peace, Merobaudes
("Magister militum"), gives them land to settle on the Danube.