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Events of November 17th:

November 17th is the 321st day of the year (322nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about November 17th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on November 17th:

9 Vespasian (Roman Emperor 69-79)

1755 Louis XVIII (French King 1814-1815, 1815-1824)

1790 August Ferdinand Möbius (mathematician)

1890 Bernard Montgomery (British military leader)

1906 Soichiro+Honda (engineer, industralist, founder of the Honda)

Soichiro Honda

1925 Rock Hudson (actor)

Rock Hudson

1934 Jim Inhofe (US politician)

1937 Peter Cook (comedian, satirist, author)

1942 Martin Scorsese (film director)

Martin Scorsese

1943 Lauren Hutton (actress)

1944 Danny DeVito (actor)

Danny Devito

1948 Howard Dean (US politician)

1960 RuPaul (actor, singeer)

1966 Sophie Marceau (actress)

1981 Sarah Harding (singer - Girls Aloud, dancer, actress)

1986 Nani (soccer player)

November 17th in History:

1777 Articles of Confederation submitted to the US states for ratification.

1800 The Capitol building in Washington DC holds its first session of the US Congress.

The Capitol building

1832 Ecuador and Venezuela split from Gran Columbia.

1869 Egypt inaugurates the Suez Canal.

1903 Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups: Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.

1933 United States recognizes the USSR.

1947 Screen Actors Guild introduces an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising against the ruling Greek military junta ends in bloodshed.

November 17th Facts

Revolutionary Organization 17 November (also known as 17N) was a Greek Marxist urban guerilla organization, named after the Athens Polytechnic uprising (against the then ruling Greek military junta) of 14 to 17 November 1973.

November 17th is also:

International Students Day.

Struggle for Freedom And Democracy Day (Slovakia)

Feast of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary (Catholicism)

Saint Elisabeth of Hungary


People born on November 17th are Scorpio


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