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Oct 17, 1961

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The Unix Timestamp is -259027200.

Events:


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International Sloth Day is about learning to be as cool as a cucumber from the sloths of the world, and...
A holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal...
Sometimes you just need a sweet, and Valentine ’s Day only comes once a year. What’s a body to do? Well, you celebrate the Sweetest Day of course! Like...
Poverty has many faces, whether it be starving children in Africa or India or whether it be a struggling...

History Facts:


17-10-1492 Columbus sights the isle of San Salvador
17-10-1691 new royal charter for Massachusetts now including Maine Plymouth.
17-10-1777 British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
17-10-1781 Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
17-10-1793 Marie Antoinette executed.
17-10-1850 Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
17-10-1887 Gustav Kirchoff discoverer of the laws of spectroscopy dies.
17-10-1894 Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man.
17-10-1899 Sutro railroad sold to Robert F. Morrow for $215 000.
17-10-1904 Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors.
17-10-1919 RCA created.
17-10-1931 Al Capone convicted of tax evasion sentenced to 11 years in prison
17-10-1933 Albert Einstein arrives in the US a refugee from Nazi Germany.
17-10-1941 1st American destroyer torpedoed in WW2 the Kearny off Iceland
17-10-1945 Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina.
17-10-1957 Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits White House.
17-10-1957 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature.
17-10-1962 Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
17-10-1964 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
17-10-1967 Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km.
17-10-1969 Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
17-10-1972 1st time Islanders shut-out - 5-0 vs Penguins
17-10-1973 The Arab oil embargo begins. It will last until March 1974.
17-10-1977 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu Somalia free all 86 hostages aboard & killing three of the four hijackers.
17-10-1977 Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
17-10-1978 Islanders start 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
17-10-1978 Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
17-10-1979 Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
17-10-1985 Lou Pinella named Yankee manager
17-10-1986 US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982.
17-10-1987 1st World Series game in a covered stadium (Minnesota Metrodome).

Famous Birthdays:


17-10-1835 Alexandrine-Pieternella Tinne, explored the White Nile
17-10-1893 Spring Byington
17-10-1903 Irene Ryan, in El Paso Texas
17-10-1915 Arthur Miller, playwright (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible)
17-10-1919 Rita Hayworth, in NY (Alzheimer victim)
17-10-1921 Tom Poston, comedian, Actor
17-10-1928 Julie Adams, in Iowa
17-10-1929 Beverly Garland, in Santa Cruz California
17-10-1930 Jimmy Breslin, newspaperman & raconteur
17-10-1933 William A. Anders, astronaut (Apollo 8)
17-10-1938 Robert 'Evel' Knievel, motorcycle daredevil
17-10-1945 Dave Cutler, CFL place kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
17-10-1946 Bob Seagren, pole vaulter
17-10-1947 Charles A. Ingene, macromarketing researcher
17-10-1948 Margot Kidder, in Yellowknife - Lois Lane
17-10-1949 George Wendt, cheers

Date Format By Country

Afghanistan, Japan : 1961-10-17
Argentina, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe : 17-10-1961
Federated States of Micronesia : 10-17-1961
Australia, Belize : 17-10-1961 or 10-17-1961
Macau, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom : 1961-10-17 or 17-10-1961
Albania : 1961-10-17 or 17/10/1961
Algeria, Brazil, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Thailand : 17/10/1961
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey : 17.10.1961
Austria : 17.10.1961 or 17.10.61 or 17. October 1961 or 17. October 61
Bangladesh : 17-10-61 or 61-10-17
Belgium : 17-10-1961
Turkmenistan : 17.10.1961 or 17.10.61
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia : 17. 10. 1961. or 17. October 1961.
Czech Republic : 17. 10. 1961 or 17. October 1961
Cambodia : 1961-10-17 or 17-10-1961
Canada : 17-10-1961 or 1961 10 17 or 17/10/61 or Oct/17/1961 or Oct 17, 1961 or October 17, 1961 or October-17-61 or 1961-10-17 or 17 October 1961
China, Lithuania, Taiwan - Republic of China : 1961-10-17
Denmark : 17-10-1961 or 17-10-61 or 1961-10-17 or 19611017 or 17. October 1961 or 17/10-61 or 17/10-1961
Estonia : 17.10.1961 or 17. October 1961
Finland, Serbia : 17.10.1961 or 17. October 1961
France, Ireland : 17/10/1961 or 17-10-1961
Germany : 17.10.61 or 17.10.1961 or 1961-10-17 or 17. October 1961
Hong Kong : 17/10/61 or 17/10/1961 or 1961/10/17
Hungary : 1961. 10. 17.
India : 17-10-1961 or 19611017 or 1961 10 17 or 1961-10-17
Iran : 1961/10/17 or 61/10/17 or 1961-10-17 or 17 October 1961
Kazakhstan : 1961.17.10 or 17.10.1961 or 17.10.61
Kenya : 61/10/17 or 17/10/1961 or 10/17/1961
Korea : 1961.10.17 or 1961/10/17
Latvia : 17.10.1961 or 1961.10.17
Luxembourg : 17/10/1961 or 17.10.1961
Maldives : th 1961f October, 1961 or 17.10.1961 or 17.10.61 or 17/10/61 or 17/10/1961 or 17-10-61 or 17-10-1961
Mongolia : 1961.10.17
Montenegro : 17.10.1961
Netherlands : 17-10-61 or 17-10-1961 or 17 October 61 or 17 October 1961
Nigeria : 17/10/61
Norway : 17.10.1961 or 171061 or 1961-10-17 or 17/10-61
Pakistan, Spain : 17/10/61 or 17/10/1961
Philippines : October 17, 1961 or 17-10-1961
Portugal : 17/10/1961 or 17-10-1961 or 1961-10-17
Poland : 17.10.1961
Romania : 17.10.1961 or 17-Oct-1961
Russia : 17.10.1961 or 17.10.61
Saudi Arabia : 17/10/1961 or 10/17/1961
Slovakia : 17. 10. 1961
Slovenia : 1961.10.17 or 17.10.1961 or 17. October 1961
South Africa : 1961-10-17 or 17/10/61
Sweden : 1961-10-17 or 17/10 1961 or 17/10 -61 or 17.10.1961
Ukraine : 17.10.61 or 17.10.1961 or 17/10/1961
United States of America : 10/17/61 or 10/17/1961 or 17 October 1961 or 17 Oct 1961 or 1961-10-17
Uzbekistan : 17.10.1961 or 17/10 1961

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