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Friday November 17, 2023

November 17: Day of the Week

November 17, 2023 is the 321st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

November 2023

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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.

November 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1183
    The Battle of Mizushima.
  • 1659
    The Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 1855
    David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
  • 1871
    The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, “We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking..We are making progress.”
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.
  • 1983
    The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1612
    Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)
  • 1866
    Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • 1945
    Elvin Hayes, American basketball player
  • 1946
    Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • 1962
    Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • 1968
    Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1972
    Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • 1974
    Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • 1975
    Lord Infamous, Rapper
  • 1976
    Diane Neal, American actress

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