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Fun and historical facts for November 17th

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November 17, 2017 - 9:08 am
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NOVEMBER 17TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY
  • TODAY IS THE FEAST OF ST. HILDA OF WHITBY, PATRON SAINT OF BUSINESS WOMEN

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • LOUIS XVIII (1755-1824)
  • ROCK HUDSON (1925-1985)
  • JAMES INHOFE (R-OK) (1934, 83)
  • GORDON LIGHTFOOT (1938, 79)
  • MARTIN SCORSESE (1942, 75)
  • LAUREN HUTTON (1943, 74)
  • DANNY DEVITO (1944, 73)
  • LORNE MICHAELS (1944, 73)
  • TOM SEAVER (1944, 73)
  • HOWARD DEAN (1948, 69)
  • JOHN BOEHNER (1949, 68)
  • RUPAUL (1960, 57)
  • JEFF BUCKLEY (1966-1997)
  • RONNIE DEVOE (BEL BIV DEVOE) (1967, 50)

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1558, ELIZABETH I BECOMES QUEEN OF ENGLAND AT 25 WHEN QUEEN MARY DIES
  • IN 1558, THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IS RE-ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1603, SIR WALTER RALEIGH GOES ON TRIAL FOR TREASON
  • IN 1796, CATHERINE THE GREAT DIES OF A STROKE AT 67
  • IN 1798, HUNDREDS DIE IN BAD SNOWSTORMS ACROSS NEW ENGLAND
  • IN 1800, CONGRESS CONVENES IN WASHINGTON DC FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1827, DELTA PHI, THE OLDEST SOCIAL FRATERNITY IS FOUNDED AT UNION COLLEGE
  • IN 1863, PRESIDENT LINCOLN BEGINS DRAFTING THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
  • IN 1869, THE SUEZ CANAL OPENS
  • IN 1894, H.H. HOLMES IS ARRESTED IN BOSTON AS A SERIAL KILLER AFTER FLEEING PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1913, THE FIRST SHIP COMPLETES A TRIP THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL
  • IN 1917, VLADIMIR LENIN “TEMPORARILY” SUSPENDS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
  • IN 1928, THE BOSTON GARDEN OPENS
  • IN 1928, NOTRE DAME LOSES ITS FIRST EVER HOME GAME AFTER 23 YEARS
  • IN 1933, THE MARX BROTHERS’ “DUCK SOUP” OPENS
  • IN 1945, “THE GIRL FROM NANTUCKET” CLOSES ON BROADWAY AFTER ONLY 12 SHOWS
  • IN 1947, THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD ADDS AN ANTI-COMMUNIST LOYALTY OATH
  • IN 1968, NBC CUTS AWAY FROM A RAIDERS / JETS GAME TO AIR “HEIDI” AND VIEWERS MISS A SPECTACULAR COMEBACK OF TWO TOUCHDOWNS IN NINE SECONDS TO WIN
  • IN 1970, THE BRITISH SUN BEGINS ITS PAGE THREE PIN UP GIRLS
  • IN 1970, DOUGLAS ENGELBART PATENTS THE COMPUTER MOUSE
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON DECLARES “I’M NOT A CROOK”
  • IN 1979, AYATOLLAH KKHOMEINI RELEASES MOST BLACK AND FEMALE HOSTAGES
  • IN 1979, STEPHEN KING’S “SALEM’S LOT” PREMIERES ON TV
  • IN 1985, HOWARD STERN BEGINS BROADCASTING ON K-ROCK IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1988, NEIL SIMON’S “RUMORS” PREMIERES ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1989, A STUDENT UPRISING IN PRAGUE KNOWN AS THE “VELVET REVOLUTION” LEADS TO THE EVENTUAL DOWNFALL OF THE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT
  • IN 1991, FOX AIRS THE FIRST EVER CONDOM TV AD
  • IN 1992, DATELINE NBC IS CAUGHT RIGGING A TRUCK TO EXPLODE IN AN EXPOSE ON GENERAL MOTORS TRUCK SAFETY
  • IN 1992, “THE BODYGUARD” SOUNDTRACK IS RELEASED
  • IN 1993, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVES NAFTA
  • IN 1994, “SUNSET BOULEVARD” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1998, MARIAH CAREY RELEASES #1’S
  • IN 2003, BRITNEY SPEARS BECOMES THE YOUNGEST SINGER ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME AT 21
  • IN 2004, K-MART BUYS SEARS FOR $11 BILLION
  • IN 2008, THE FIRST TWILIGHT MOVIE OPENS
  • IN 2014, THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND BEGINS ALLOWING FEMALE BISHOPS
  • IN 2015, CHARLIE SHEEN REVEALS THAT HE IS HIV POSITIVE

 

 

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