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Wednesday November 17, 2021

November 17: Day of the Week

November 17, 2021 is the 321st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1183
    The Battle of Mizushima.
  • 1558
    Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1659
    The Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • 1856
    American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1858
    Modified Julian Day zero.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins – Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege.
  • 1878
    First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
  • 1903
    The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.
  • 1997
    In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1922
    Stanley Cohen, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1925
    Jean Faut, American baseball player
  • 1944
    Tom Seaver, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Jonathan Ross, British TV presenter
  • 1969
    Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
  • 1972
    Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1976
    Brandon Call, American actor
  • 1979
    Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1982
    Lucy Durack, Australian Singer/Performer
  • 1983
    Scott Moore, American baseball player

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