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Tuesday November 17, 2020

November 17: Day of the Week

November 17, 2020 is the 322nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1863
    American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins – Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege.
  • 1869
    In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
  • 1903
    The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).
  • 1947
    The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.
  • 1970
    Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.
  • 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).
  • 2009
    Administrators at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia discover their servers had been hacked and thousands of emails and files on climate change had been stolen, which would serve as the basis of the “Climategate” controversy.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1503
    Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian painter (d. 1572)
  • 1587
    Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (d. 1679)
  • 1827
    Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)
  • 1902
    Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1925
    Charles Mackerras, Australian-born conductor (d. 2010)
  • 1956
    Graham Jones, British author and psychologist
  • 1960
    Michael Hertwig, German footballer
  • 1973
    Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund, Swedish singer (Vintersorg)
  • 1974
    Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • 1983
    Trevor Crowe, American baseball player

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