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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)

  • 1558
    Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1810
    Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.
  • 1855
    David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
  • 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.
  • 1871
    The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • 1878
    First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1878
    Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist (d. 1968)
  • 1907
    Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley’s secretary (d. 1985)
  • 1923
    Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1927
    Robert Brown, American actor
  • 1947
    Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • 1963
    Randy Black, Canadian drummer (Annihilator)
  • 1972
    Joanne Goode, English badminton player
  • 1973
    Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Fabio Concas, Italian footballer
  • 1992
    Darian Weiss, American actor

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