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Famous Events For October 17

Famous Events For October 17 – Today In History

What Happened on October 17 in World History?

Early Centuries – October 17 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. October 17, 0415 – Raban Gamliel was pressurized to quit his office when the Romans terminated the reign of Jewish sovereignty in Palestine
2. October 17, 0532 – Boniface II steps down from his position as Catholic Pope
3. October 17, 0733 – War at Tours – forces commanded by Charles Martel defeat the army of Al-Andalus commanded by Abdul Rahaman Al Ghafiqi to arrest the impact of Islamic (date approximate)
4. October 17, 1346 – King David II of Scotland was seized by Edward III of England at Calais and detained for 11 years in the Tower of London
5. October 17, 1387 – religious monastery at Windesheim planned
6. October 17, 1404 – appointment of Cosma de’Migliorati as Pope Innocentius VII
7. October 17, 1448 – The Hungarian army commanded by John Hunyadi was vanquished by the Ottoman defense commanded by Sultan Murad II at the second war of Kosovo
8. October 17, 1456 – founding of the University of Greifswald. This university is regarded as the oldest (2nd) in Northern Europe

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9. October 17, 1483 – appointment of Tomas de Torquemada as Chief of inquisitor in Spain
10. October 17, 1556 – deposed king Karel commences his journey from the Netherlands to Spain
11. October 17, 1651 – Charles II, King-in waiting for exiles from England
12. October 17, 1660 – Execution of nine judges responsible for the issuance of death notice to Charles I are executed, and mutilated
13. October 17, 1662 – trade agreement between Charles II and France to sell Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million Livres
14. October 17, 1691 – King’s new order for establishing Massachusetts, Maine, and Plymouth

18th Century – What Happened on October 17 – The 1700s

15. October 17, 1720 – debut of “Arlequin Poli Par l’Amour” by Pierre de Marivaux in Paris
16. October 17, 1740 – appointment of Ivan VI as chief of Russia
17. October 17, 1777 – Army chief John Burgoyne of Britain admits defeat at Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War
18. October 17, 1781 – Cornwallis submits at Yorktown
19. October 17, 1787 – Blacks in Boston submits a memorandum to the govt for amenities on par with others
20. October 17, 1797 – A peace agreement between Austrian Dutch and France at Campo Formio

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19th Century – October 17 This Day That Year – The 1800s

21. October 17, 1800 – annexation of Curacao, a Dutch settlement to Great Britain
22. October 17, 1806 – The tyrannical administration of Emperor Jacques I of Haiti and a revolutionary chief of Haiti led to his assassination
23. October 17, 1808 – The right to vote of Jews in the Duchy of Warsaw was withdrawn
24. October 17, 1814 – A vat in a Beer manufacturing company in London bursts causing a flood of beer and leaving nine dead
25. October 17, 1825 – the founding of “Liszt’s operetta Don Sanche” in Paris, France
26. October 17, 1829 – inauguration of the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay Canal
27. October 17, 1829 – violence on a neglected adolescent Kaspar Hauser in Germany, a first incidence thought of
28. October 17, 1831 – the first Piano musical by Felix Mendelssohn
29. October 17, 1850 – inauguration of the Knickerbocker Engine Co, 5
30. October 17, 1854 – The combined armies of French and British conduct an airstrike on Sevastopol during the Crimean battle
31. October 17, 1855 – copyright for the method of manufacture of steel by Bessemer method
32. October 17, 1860 – Willie Park Snr achieves a 164 during the 1st British Golf Open at Prestwick Club, Scotland
33. October 17, 1862 – battle at Leetown and Thoroughfare Gap, Vancouver
34. October 17, 1868 – The Constitution of Luxembourg is the supreme law by the Grand Duchy and enforced from this date
35. October 17, 1871 – Griqualand, South Africa, comes under British territory
36. October 17, 1876 – voyager Henry Morton Stanley touches river Lualaba
37. October 17, 1877 – Henry Morton Stanley arrives in Boma while on a trip to Africa
38. October 17, 1878 – the opposition member for five years, John A. Macdonald voted as Prime Minister of Canada
39. October 17, 1885 – The remuneration for baseball players for the 1885 term was fixed in the range of $1000 and $2000
40. October 17, 1888 – Copyright application for cinema by Thomas Edison
41. October 17, 1894 – 3 murderers were killed by the Ohio National sentry to save a black man
42. October 17, 1896 – debut performance of “Chayka” by Anton Tsjechovs in St Peterburg
43. October 17, 1899 – Robert F. Morrow purchases Sutro railway for $215,000
44. October 17, 1900 – installation of Bernhard von Bulow as Chancellor of Germany

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day October 17 – The 1900s

45. October 17, 1904 – inauguration of Bank of Italy
46. October 17, 1907 – wireless message service commenced by Guglielmo Marconi firm amongst Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Clifden, Ireland
47. October 17, 1912 – The three nations – Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia commence battle against Turkey
48. October 17, 1916 – Dutch ladies fight for the rights of women
49. October 17, 1917 – Air assault by Britain on Germany
50. October 17, 1918 -the inauguration of Aerodrome De Kooy in the Netherlands
51. October 17, 1918 – Yugoslavia declared itself as a republic
52. October 17, 1918 – establishment of Radio Corporation of America
53. October 17, 1920 –Chicago Bears participate in the premiere play of the NFL and achieve 7-0
54. October 17, 1921 – The Public Library Act in Belgium enforced
55. October 17, 1922 – A Scottish laborer walks from Glasgow to London on an empty stomach
56. October 17, 1923 – inauguration of the Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth
57. October 17, 1927 – Ban Johnson, AL President steps down for reasons of health
58. October 17, 1933 – A migrant from Nazi Germany named Albert Einstein reaches the US
59. October 17, 1934 – a radio presentation, “The Aldrich Family” debuts
60. October 17, 1935 -refusal to participate in the Berlin Olympics by the Pacific Association of AAU
61. October 17, 1939 – premiere performance of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” guided by Frank Capra and featuring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur
62. October 17, 1940 – Identity card for German citizens
63. October 17, 1941 – The warship USS Kearney was ruined in WW II even though the US was a neutral nation at that time
64. October 17, 1943 – A combined army of friendly nations entered Germany as Liberator and destroyed German submarines, U 549 and U 631
65. October 17, 1943 – the POWs of Allied forces and the workers from Asian countries construct the Burma railways for use by Japanese forces
66. October 17, 1945 – A public parade was organized in Argentina this day – Loyalty Day – for the freedom of Juan Peron
67. October 17, 1951 – assault on British army by Egyptian defence
68. October 17, 1954 – Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk achieves 7 touchdowns against Wash (49-21)
69. October 17, 1955 – Today Show, an American news and morning show invites Lee Merriwether to its board
70. October 17, 1956 – inauguration of the biggest Atomic power station in England
71. October 17, 1956 – Pakistan’s premiere win over Australia in the cricket match
72. October 17, 1956 – debut performance of “Around the World in 80 days” on the theme of the book by Jules Verne, guided by Michael Anderson and featuring David Niven and Cantinflas in New York
73. October 17, 1957 – premiere of “Copper & Brass” at Martin Beck Theatre NYC and gives 36 presentations
74. October 17, 1957 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at the White House
75. October 17, 1957 – Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Albert Camus
76. October 17, 1957 – installation of II Tsjoendrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan
77. October 17, 1959 – valedictory of “Billy Barnes Revue” at John Golden Theatre, NYC after 87 presentations
78. October 17, 1959 – a fine of $ 140 was slapped on Queen Elizabeth for pulling out her racehorse
79. October 17, 1959 – bestowing of Stinchcomb Memorial at Cleveland Metropark
80. October 17, 1960 – premiere of “Tenderloin” at 46th St Theatre NYC to give 216 presentations
81. October 17, 1960 – an agreement between the US and Britain on atomic underwater ships
82. October 17, 1961 – inauguration of the 22nd assembly of CPSU at Moscow
83. October 17, 1961 – 210 Algerian constabulary were killed in the war of Paris
84. October 17, 1961 – Joseph A Walker, a commercial pilot of NASA flies X-15 to a height of 33,100 m
85. October 17, 1961 – the paintings of Henri Matisse, “Le Bateau” which was installed topsy-turvy at the NY Museum of Modern Art was put into the correct position by December 3
86. October 17, 1962 – Yanks defeat Giants at the 20th World Championship
87. October 17, 1963 – premiere of “Jennie” at Majestic Theatre NYC for 82 presentations
88. October 17, 1963 – the musical, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” taped by Beatles at EMI Studios in London
89. October 17, 1964 – dismissal of Yogi Berra as Manager of Yanks
90. October 17, 1965 – premiere of “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” at NYC and makes 280 presentations

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91. October 17, 1965 – TV transmission channel 42 in Birmingham, AL starts airing the programs
92. October 17, 1967- debut performance of “Hair” on Broadway
93. October 17, 1967 – Barbra Streisand features in “Belle of 14th Street” on CBS
94. October 17, 1967 – Music Entrepreneur Brian Epstein was given a Memorial Service at New London Church
95. October 17, 1967 – aircraft X-15 was taken to an altitude of 85 km by Pete Knight
96. October 17, 1967 – Atomic Test at Eastern Kazakh by USSR
97. October 17, 1968 – premiere of “Bullitt” guided by Peter Yates and featuring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset
98. October 17, 1969 – change of place from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY for NY Nets
99. October 17, 1969 – Publication of “Cold Turkey” by Plastic Ono Band in the UK
100. October 17, 1969 – Spacecraft Soyuz comes back to earth
101. October 17, 1970 – installation of Anwar Sadat as the 3rd President of Egypt
102. October 17, 1971 – inauguration of Rocky River Nature Centre of Cleveland Metropark
103. October 17, 1971 – LPGA Quality-First Gold Classic achieved by Judy Rankin
104. October 17, 1971 – Pittsburgh Pirates vanquish Balt Orioles, 4-3 in the 68th World Series
105. October 17, 1971 – protest by thousands of owners by not paying rent and other taxes as a consequence of the crusade for civil disturbances against imprisonment conducted by Social Democratic and Labour Party, Ireland

106. October 17, 1972 – In a game against the Penguins, the Islanders achieve a shut-out and win, 5-0
107. October 17, 1972 – debut performance of “6 Rooms Riv Vu,” by Bob Randall in NYC
108. October 17, 1972 – “My Ding-a-ling” by Chuck Berry achieves the No.1 position
109. October 17, 1972 – in many places in Belfast, British army was attacked by the Ulster Defence Association
110. October 17, 1973 – OPEC recommends a reduction in trade and a ban on hostile countries during the Arab-Israeli battle
111. October 17, 1974 – valedictory of “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope” at Playhouse NYC after 1065 presentations
112. October 17, 1974 – Washington Capitals achieve their debut triumphs in the NHL and defeat Chicago, 4-3
113. October 17, 1974 – Oakland A’s defeat LA Dodgers, 4-1 in the 71sr World Series. A’s are the teachers who achieve 3 successive plays
114. October 17, 1975 – A trial run of the engine at National Space Tech Labs, Miss for Spacecraft
115. October 17, 1975 – Zionism is declared as racism by the United Nations
116. October 17, 1976 – Atomic test by China at Lop Nor, PRC
117. October 17, 1976 – The World Series played at as low a temperature of 39 F between Yankees vs. Cincinnati
118. October 17, 1976 – Parliament proceedings were broadcast live in Canada
119. October 17, 1977 – a specially trained military personnel in West Germany capture Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia releases all 86 captives, and murders a few captors
120. October 17, 1978 – NY Islanders begin a 23 successive victory on home grounds
121. October 17, 1978 – NY Yankees defeat Dodgers, 4-2 in the 75th World Series
122. October 17, 1978 – Jefferson Davis was given back his US nationality by an act of President Jimmy Carter
123. October 17, 1978 – Atomic test by USSR below the ground
124. October 17, 1978 – Yanks achieve their 22nd World Championship
125. October 17, 1979 – Valedictory of “Beatlemania” at Winter Garden Theatre, NYC after giving 920 presentations

126. October 17, 1979 – marathon walking of 20,000m achievement by D Bautista of Mexico in 1:20:06:8
127. October 17, 1979 – Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to Mother Teresa of Calcutta
128. October 17, 1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates triumphs over Balt Orioles, 4-3 in the 76th World Series
129. October 17, 1979 – A new branch of Education was established by an order of President Jimmy Carter
130. October 17, 1980 – in a play between NSW vs. Qld, Wike Whitney plays for the first time in first-class cricket (2-52 and 1-39)
131. October 17, 1981 – Nelson Piquet achieves by one point the 32nd Formula One WDC
132. October 17, 1982 – rock band live program on US Television
133. October 17, 1982 – Robin Yount achieves two 4-hit record in a World Series
134. October 17, 1982 -Atomic test by USSR at Novaya Zemlya USSR
135. October 17, 1983 – Gerard Debreu won the Nobel Prize in Economics
136. October 17, 1983 –SRB One of the four parts of Space Transport System-9 developed a snag in the outlet and shifted to Vandenberg
137. October 17, 1984 – Bruce Merrifield won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
138. October 17, 1985 – Nobel Prize in Literature won by Claude Simon, a French Author
139. October 17, 1985 – appointment of Lou Piniella as NY Yankee Manager
140. October 17, 1986 – A US Act forbids the appointment of illegal foreigners and pardoning them those who arrived in the US earlier than 1982
141. October 17, 1986 – installation of Yitzhak Rabin as Primer of Israel
142. October 17, 1987 – valedictory of “Late Nite Comic” after 4 presentations at Ritz Theatre NYC
143. October 17, 1987 – Playing World Series plays in a closed arena
144. October 17, 1987 –The breasts of the Wife of President Regan and US First Lady Nancy Reagan were removed by surgical intervention
145. October 17, 1988 – appointment of Dallas Green as Manager of NY Yankees succeeding Lou Pinella

146. October 17, 1988 – Lyndon LaRouche accused of cheating, collusion, etc. implores that he is guiltless
147. October 17, 1988 – Phillips Morris, a giant cigarette manufacturer, offers a bid of $ 11 Billion to acquire Kraft, a large food outlet
148. October 17, 1988 – Sherri Martel, known by her ring name “Sensational” was defeated by Rockin Robin to achieve the World Wrestlers Federation Championship
149. October 17, 1988 – The Wilburys, a group of British-American song group publish their first album “Handle With Care”
150. October 17, 1989 – The 3rd play of the World Series in San Francisco was abandoned due to an earthquake of strength 6.9, which also left 67 dead
151. October 17, 1990 – Inaugural of “Jackie Mason – Brand New” at Neil Simon NYC and makes 216 presentations
152. October 17, 1990 – release of “Les Misérables” at Imperial Theatre, NY and His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
153. October 17, 1990 – Billie Joe Armstrong left his school studies to continue his music profession
154. October 17, 1991 – Angel Cordero achieves his 7000 horse competitions and was the 3rd to achieve this distinction
155. October 17, 1991 – A grievance has been lodged with FCC by Bree Walker, a news commentator, that LA Radio confronted her by saying that she had a malformed baby
156. October 17, 1991 – Atlanta Braves vanquish Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 at the MLB National League Championship

157. October 17, 1991 – premiere of performance art company – Blue Man Group – in New York City
158. October 17, 1992 – The World Series group consisting of non-US members, Toronto lost to Braves, 3-1
159. October 17, 1993 – LPGA World Championship of Women’s Golf achieved by Beth Daniel
160. October 17, 1994 – premiere musical by Billy Joel at Cleveland’s Gund Auditorium
161. October 17, 1994 – in an international cricket match against West Indies, Kapil Dev plays his last ODI
162. October 17, 1995 – Keith Moore, accountant of Sting was jailed for 6 years for cheating $9,000,000
163. October 17, 1995 – Cleveland Indians defeat Seattle Mariners, 4-2 at the MLB American League Championship
164. October 17, 1996 – premiere of “Taking Sides” at Atkinson Theatre, NYC
165. October 17, 1996 – Atlanta Braves defeat St Louis Cardinals, 4-3 at the MLB National League Championship
166. October 17, 1998 – an accidental detonation of a gas pipeline at Jesse, Nigeria, left 1200 hamlet dwellers dead while some of them were searching for fuel

21st Century – October 17 This Day In History – The 2000s

167. October 17, 2000 –a train accident at Hatfield, London, leaves the breakdown of Railtrack
168. October 17, 2000 – New York Yankees defeat Seattle Mariners, 4-2 at the MLB American League Championship
169. October 17, 2003 – The 101-floor tallest building in Taipei, which was fixed with a pinnacle to exceed the height of Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 165 feet and is now declared as the highest building
170. October 17, 2003 – castrated men in Madhya Pradesh in India form a political group called Jiti Jitayi Politics
171. October 17, 2005 – premiere broadcast of “The Colbert Report” introduced by Stephen Colbert on US TV
172. October 17, 2006 – The population census in the US touched a figure of 300 million
173. October 17, 2007 – Award of US Congressional Gold Medal to Dalai Lama
174. October 17, 2008 – Sachin Tendulkar breaks the cricket run record of Brian Lara
175. October 17, 2012 – A satellite revolving around Alpha Centauri was discovered (and later not found correct)
176. October 17, 2012 – Lance Armstrong was stripped of his many commendations for his failing in the drugging disgrace
177. October 17, 2012 – rebellion in Greece protesting the difficult economic condition
178. October 17, 2013 – The outbreak against Shia Muslims in Iraq leaves 59 dead
179. October 17, 2015 – debut airing on HBO of the amusement series, “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo” by Amy Schumer

180. October 17, 2016 – China sends its spacecraft Shenzhou II into space from Jiquan Satellite Centre in north China
181. October 17, 2017 – It was affirmed by Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine President that the town of Marawi is cleared of all radicals
182. October 17, 2017 – American novelist George Saunders was awarded the Man Booker Prize for his premiere story “Lincoln in Barado”

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