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.
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)
- 794Japanese Emperor Kammu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.
- 1777Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification.
- 1800The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
- 1820Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula is later named after him).
- 1869In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
- 1878First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
- 1903The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
- 1957Vickers 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.
- 1970Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
Who were born on November 17?
- 1576Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (d. 1628)
- 1729Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
- 1790August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)
- 1905Queen Astrid of the Belgians (d. 1935)
- 1906Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- 1936Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
- 1943Lauren Hutton, American actress
- 1950Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner (d. 2010)
- 1961Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)
- 1980Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
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