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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.
  • 1183
    The Battle of Mizushima.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.
  • 1831
    Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Greater Colombia.
  • 1919
    King George V of the United Kingdom proclaims Armistice Day (later Remembrance Day). The idea is first suggested by Edward George Honey.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.
  • 1973
    Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.
  • 1982
    Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
  • 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).

Who were born on November 17?

  • 1729
    Maria Antonietta of Spain, queen of Sardinia (d. 1785)
  • 1749
    Nicolas Appert, French inventor (d. 1841)
  • 1939
    Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
  • 1946
    Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • 1948
    East Bay Ray, American musician
  • 1966
    Jeff Buckley, American musician (d. 1997)
  • 1974
    Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • 1982
    Lucy Durack, Australian Singer/Performer
  • 1986
    Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1986
    Nani, Portuguese footballer

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