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Saturday November 17, 2018

November 17: Day of the Week

November 17, 2018 is the 321st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 794
    Japanese Emperor Kammu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
  • 1603
    English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
  • 1659
    The Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • 1810
    Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 1869
    In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
  • 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?

  • 1755
    Louis XVIII of France (d. 1824)
  • 1854
    Hubert Lyautey, French general (d. 1934)
  • 1923
    Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2001)
  • 1954
    Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
  • 1955
    Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1966
    Richard Fortus, American guitarist (Guns N' Roses)
  • 1966
    Sophie Marceau, French actress
  • 1968
    Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1973
    Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater
  • 1976
    Brandon Call, American actor

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