Thursday, November 17, 2016
History for November 17 - On-This-Day.com:
Nicolas Appert 1749, Bernard Law Montgomery (Britain) 1887, Rock Hudson 1925
Gordon Lightfoot 1938 - Singer, Danny DeVito 1944 - Actor, Daisy Fuentes 1966 - Actress, model
1558 - Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary Tudor.
1796 - Catherine the Great of Russia died at the age of 67.
1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1903 - Russia's Social Democrats officially split into two groups - Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
1913 - The steamship Louise became the first ship to travel through the Panama Canal.
1913 - In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango.
1968 - NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.
1973 - U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."