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Sunday November 17, 2019

November 17: Day of the Week

November 17, 2019 is the 321st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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November 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1800
    The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
  • 1811
    José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
  • 1839
    Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan,
  • 1876
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March is given its première performance in Moscow.
  • 1903
    The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
  • 1922
    Former Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI goes into exile in Italy.
  • 1947
    American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
  • 1957
    Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft.
  • 1973
    The Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
  • 2000
    Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1886
    Walter Terence Stace, British philosopher (d. 1967)
  • 1901
    Walter Hallstein, German politician (d. 1982)
  • 1922
    Stanley Cohen, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1927
    Robert Drasnin, American musician and composer
  • 1944
    Tom Seaver, American baseball player
  • 1950
    Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner (d. 2010)
  • 1960
    Mandy Yachad, former South African cricketer
  • 1978
    Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1981
    Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • 1982
    Lucy Durack, Australian Singer/Performer

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