October 17 holidays in 2019
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
National Pasta Day
October 17 2018 holidays
October 17 2020 holidays
Historical Events on October 17
Dunkirk is sold to France for forty thousand pounds by Charles II of England.
During the American Revolutionary War, British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga, New York.
British General Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War.
During the London Beer Flood, 8-people die.
During WWI, the British do the first bombing of Germany.
The Radio Corporation of America is incorporated on this day.
The notorious gangster Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.
Albert Einstein and his wife leave Nazi Germany to live in the United States.
Nazi extermination camp Sobibor is closed on this day.
A raging fire at a New York City building ends up killing 12 firefighters on this day. That would make this the single deadliest day for the NY Fire Department until the Sept 11. attacks.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Mother Teresa on this day.
Famous Birthdays on October 17
American illustrator and author Jerry Siegel is born in
American screenwriter and playwright Arthur Miller is born in
American painter and sculptor Adele Stimmel Chase is born in
American actress and singer Marsha Hunt is born in
American actor Montgomery Clift is born in
Scottish author, poet and playwright, George Mackay Brown is born in
American motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is born in
Australian poet and critic Les Murray is born in
American pianist and conductor Stephen Kovacevich is born in
American drummer Michael Hossack is born in
American actor, director and comedian, Michael McKean is born in
American singer-songwriter Chris Kirkpatrick is born in
American rapper, actor and producer, Eminem is born in
English actor Matthew Macfayden is born in
American actor Alimi Ballard is born in
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