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Calendar for November 17th, 2014

Every Year

  • St. Hugh of Lincoln

  • 1550s

  • Died 1558: Queen Mary I of England

  • 1790s

  • Born 1794: George Grote (historian)

  • 1800s

  • 1800: The U.S. Congress met for the first time in the Capitol, Washington, D.C.

  • 1810s

  • Born 1816: August Wilhelm Ambros (composer)

  • 1850s

  • 1851: First U.S. postage stamp of American eagle issued

  • 1870s

  • Born 1878: Grace Abbott (reformer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Lee Strasberg (director)

  • Born 1904: Isamu Noguchi (sculptor)

  • 1910s

  • Died 1917: Auguste Rodin (sculptor)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1922: Stanley Cohen (biochemist)

  • Born 1925: Rock Hudson (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1930: Bob Mathias (decathlon athlete)

  • Born 1938: Gordon Lightfoot (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Martin Scorsese (director)

  • Born 1944: Tom Seaver (baseball player)

  • Born 1944: Danny DeVito (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1966: Sophie Marceau (actress)

  • Born 1966: Daisy Fuentes (model & television host)

  • 1970s

  • 1970: Douglas C. Engelbart patented the computer mouse

  • Died 1977: Roger Peckinpaugh (baseball player)

  • Died 1979: Immanuel Velikovsky (author)

  • 1980s

  • 1980: A turkey was plucked in 1 minute 30 seconds, setting world record

  • 1990s

  • Born 1994: Raquel Castro (actress)

  • Died 1998: Dick O'Neill (actor)

  • Died 1998: Esther Rolle (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Abba Eban (statesman, dominated Israeli diplomacy for decades)

  • 2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger inaugurated as Governor of California

  • 2004: The soap opera All My Children taped its 9,000th episode

  • Died 2008: Irving Brecher (comedy writer)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: The world's oldest champagne (salvaged from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea) was uncorked and sampled. Wine experts date the bottles as being from the early 19th century.


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