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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)

  • 794
    Japanese Emperor Kammu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
  • 1777
    Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification.
  • 1800
    The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 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.
  • 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”).
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1576
    Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
  • 1729
    Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • 1790
    August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
  • 1905
    Queen Astrid of the Belgians (d. 1935)
  • 1906
    Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Lauren Hutton, American actress
  • 1950
    Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner (d. 2010)
  • 1961
    Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
  • 1980
    Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler

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