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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  November 17

1831 : Gran Colombia was divided into two states, Ecuador and Venezuela.

1869 : The Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, was inaugurated. However, the construction of this canal was completed 10 years ago.

1932 : The Third Round Table Conference began.

1933 : The United States recognized the Soviet Union.

1939 : Nazis entered Prague University and killed students. International Student Day is celebrated on 17 November in memory of those children.

1950 : Lhamo Dondrub officially became the 14th Dalai Lama.

1986 : Georges Bess, head of French car company Renault, was murdered in Paris. His killers came on a motorcycle and opened fire on him in front of his house.

1994 : Russia’s Mir spacecraft created a new world record by completing 50,000 orbits.

1997 : 68 foreign tourists were killed in southern Egypt when extremists attacked the bus of tourists.

2019  The first known case of COVID-19 was traced to a 55-year-old man who had visited a market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.  

Famous Birthdays   – November 17  

09 AD: Vespasian, the Roman emperor.

1749: Nicolas Appert, founder of Canning.

1755: Louis XVIII, King of France.

1901: Walter Holstein, the first President of the European Commission.

1906: Soichiro Honda, co-founder of Honda Motor Company.

1920: Gemini Ganesan, an Indian actor.

1923: Aristides Pereira, the first president of Cape Verde.

1925: Rock Hudson, American actor.

1938: Ratnakar Matkari, writer, playwright, producer.

1961: Chanda Kochhar, the former managing director, and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank.

1979: Neeti Mohan, an Indian singer.

1982: Yusuf Pathan, an Indian International cricketer.

1986: Nani, a Portuguese association football player.


Death Anniversaries   – November 17

1812: John Walter, founder of The Times.

1915: Robert Hofstadter, an American physicist.

1928: Lala Lajpatrai, an Indian freedom fighter.

1931: Hariprasad Shastri, Indian-Sanskrit scholar, educationist, and historian.

1935: Gopal Krishna Deodhar, a founding member of the ‘Servants of India Society.’

1986: Georges Bess, head of French car company Renault.

2003: Surjit Bindrakhia, Indian singer.

2007: Raghunandan Swarup Pathak, the 18th Chief Justice of India.

2012: Balasaheb Thackeray, political leader, editor, and cartoonist.

2012: Ponty Chadda, Indian industrialist.

2015: Ashok Singhal, President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.


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