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Know what happened on 17th November


Importance of 17th November in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th November special in the world history.

1998
Death of Esther Rolle, American actress .
1989
Thousands of protesters marched through Prague demanding an end to Communist rule in Czechoslovakia. Riot police crushed the revolt
1971
Death of Dame Gladys Cooper, Actress
Great Britain
1969
The first strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) between the USA and the USSR opened in Helsinki, Finland
1959
The De Beers diamond company in South Africa announced that they had produced the worlds first synthetic industrial diamonds
1959
Death of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer
1929
Death of Herman Hollerith, American statistician, inventor of the tabulating machine, an early mechanical computer that used punched cards and was an important precursor to modern electronic computers
1869
Suez Canal opens
Egypt
1858
Death of Robert Owen, Welsh social reformer, one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement.
1855
Livingstone finds the Victoria Falls
1807
Birth of Henry Philpott controversial Bishop of Worcester.
1708
Death of Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch artist .
1558
Queen Mary Tudor of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth – Protestantism restored in England
Great Britain
1292
King Edward I awards Scottish crown to John Baliol ('Toom Tabard', or 'empty coat')
Great Britain
0009
Birth of Vespasian, Emperor of the Roman Empire (6979 AD)
Italy
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