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Saturday November 17, 2018

November 17: Day of the Week

November 17, 2018 was the 321st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 44 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1558
    Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1796
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole – French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
  • 1810
    Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
  • 1811
    José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.
  • 1820
    Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula is later named after him).
  • 1869
    In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
  • 1903
    The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
  • 1939
    Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students’ Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1816
    August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer (d. 1876)
  • 1906
    Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1911
    Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • 1927
    Robert Brown, American actor
  • 1942
    Kang Kek Iew, Cambodian politician and criminal
  • 1966
    Ben Allison, American jazz bassist and composer
  • 1966
    Daisy Fuentes, Cuban model and actress
  • 1982
    Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1986
    Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer

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