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November 17th In History


On November 17, 1869, Suez Canal was opened in Egypt. On the same day in 1928, Boston Garden was opened officially.

1558: – The Church of England is re-established.

1800: – Congress held its first session in Washington, DC.

1831: – Ecuador and Venezuela got separated from Greater Columbia.

1855: – David Livingstone became the first European to see Victoria Falls.

1863: – Abraham Lincoln began 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address.

1869: – Suez Cana got opened in Egypt linking Mediterranean and Red Seas.

1905: – The Eulsa Treaty was signed between Japan and Korea.

1914: – Panama Canal Zone was declared as neutral by the US.

1928: – Boston Garden was opened officially.

1929: – Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected President of Mexico.

1956: – USSR performed atmospheric nuclear test.

1962: – President John F. Kennedy dedicated Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC.

1965: – William Eckert was unanimously elected commissioner of baseball.

1970: – Douglas Engelbert received the patent for the first ever computer mouse.

1976: – China performed nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC.

1990: – A bomb inside a softball blew up during a US-Chile baseball game.

1993: – The US House of Representatives approved of Nafta.

Days on November 17: –

  • National Baklava Day
  • National Homemade Bread Day
  • International Students’ Day


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