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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1839Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan,
- 1869In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
- 1911Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, which is the first black Greek-lettered organization founded at an HBCU, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington,DC.
- 1947American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
- 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.
- 1967Vietnam 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.”
- 1968British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.
- 1973The Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
- 1990Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan becomes active again and erupts.
- 1997In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
Who were born on November 17?
- 1922Stanley Cohen, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 1927Robert Drasnin, American musician and composer
- 1944Danny DeVito, American actor
- 1954Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
- 1959William R. Moses, American actor
- 1962Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
- 1963Randy Black, Canadian drummer (Annihilator)
- 1964Ralph Garman, American actor and radio personality
- 1969Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
- 1973Eli Marrero, American baseball player
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