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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Died

  • Queen Mary I of England
  • Auguste Rodin (sculptor)
  • Roger Peckinpaugh (baseball player)
  • Immanuel Velikovsky (author)
  • Esther Rolle (actress)
  • Dick O'Neill (actor)
  • Abba Eban (statesman, dominated Israeli diplomacy for decades)
  • Irving Brecher (comedy writer)

Born

  • George Grote (historian)
  • August Wilhelm Ambros (composer)
  • Grace Abbott (American reformer)
  • Lee Strasberg (director)
  • Isamu Noguchi (sculptor)
  • Stanley Cohen (biochemist)
  • Rock Hudson (actor)
  • Bob Mathias (decathlon athlete)
  • Gordon Lightfoot (singer)
  • Martin Scorsese (director)
  • Tom Seaver (baseball player)
  • Danny DeVito (actor)
  • Sophie Marceau (actress)
  • Daisy Fuentes (model & television host)
  • Raquel Castro (actress)

Events

  • The U.S. Congress met for the first time in the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
  • Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer sighted Antarctica
  • First U.S. postage stamp of American eagle issued
  • Douglas C. Engelbart patented the computer mouse
  • A turkey was plucked in 1 minute 30 seconds, setting world record
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger inaugurated as Governor of California
  • The soap opera All My Children taped its 9,000th episode
  • 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.

Weather

  • Remarkable aurora borealis shows were seen throughout the United States
  • A tornado touched down in Cass County, Indiana

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