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The 17t o October is the 290t day o the year (291t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 75 days bidin.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1346 - Battle o Neville's Cross - Edward III o Ingland captures David II o Scotland.
- 1860 - Gowf's Open Championship is held for the first time, in Prestwick.
- 1917 - First Breetish bombin o Germany durin Warld War I.
- 1919 - Alfonso XIII o Spain opens the first line o Madrid's Metro.
- 1931 - Al Capone is convictit o income tax fraud.
- 1933 - Albert Einstein flees tae the Unitit States.
- 1956 - Elizabeth II opens the first commercial nuclear pouer station in northwast Ingland.
- 1966 - Botswana an Lesotho jyn the Unitit Naitions.
- 1979 - Mither Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1989 - The Loma Prieta yirdquauk hits the San Francisco Bay Area. At magnitude 6.9, it kills 63 fowk.
- 1998 - An ile pipeline splosion in Nigerie kills 1,200 fowk.
- 2000 - The Hatfield rail crash, tae the north o Lunnon, kills 4 fowk an injures 70.
- 2003 - The pinnacle is fittit tae the Taipei 101 touer in Taipei, Taiwan.
- 2006 - The Unitit States population offeecially reaches 300 million.
- 2016 - The Iraqi airmy stairts an offensive in an attempt tae retake the ceety o Mosul frae self-declarit Islamic State.
- 2016 - Sunset Song bi Lewis Grassic Gibbon is revealed tae be Scotland's favourite beuk in a BBC poll.
- 2018 - The sale an use o cannabis acomes legal in Canadae.
- 2018 - 18 fowk are kilt in a shuitin at a schuil in Kerch, Crimea.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1780 - Richard Mentor Johnson, Vice Preses o the Unitit States (d. 1850)
- 1912 - Pape John Paul I (d. 1978)
- 1914 - Willie Buchan, Scots fitbawer (d. 2003)
- 1914 - Simon Ramsay, 16t Yerl o Dawhoosie, Scots laund-awner, politeecian an colonial govrenor (d. 1999)
- 1915 - Arthur Miller, American playwricht (d. 2005)
- 1917 - Marsha Hunt, American actress
- 1918 - Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
- 1920 - Miguel Delibes, Spaingie writer (d. 2010)
- 1921 - George Mackay Brown, Scots poet an writer (d. 1996)
- 1926 - Archie Duncan, Scots historian (d. 2017)
- 1933 - William Anders, American astronaut
- 1938 - Evel Knievel, American stuntman (d. 2007)
- 1951 - Colin Beattie, Scots politeecian
- 1956 - Mae Jemison, American astronaut
- 1956 - Pat McCrory, American politeecian
- 1966 - Mark Gatiss, Inglis actor
- 1968 - David Robertson, Scots fitbawer
- 1969 - Ernie Els, Sooth African gowfer
- 1969 - Wyclef Jean, Haitian muisicker, actor an politeecian
- 1972 - Eminem, American rapper an sangster
- 1979 - Kimi Raikkonen, Finnish racin driver
- 1982 - Graeme Morrison, Scots rugby union player
- 1983 - Felicity Jones, Inglis actress
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 532 - Pape Boniface II
- 1788 - John Brown, Scots medicinar (b. 1735)
- 1806 - Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian politeecian (b. 1758)
- 1849 - Frédéric Chopin, Pols componer (b. 1810)
- 1868 - Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (b. 1775)
- 1887 - Gustav Kirchhoff, German pheesicist (b. 1824)
- 1967 - Puyi, last Emperor o Cheenae (b. 1906)
- 2012 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress (b. 1952)
- 2017 - Danielle Darrieux, French actress an sangster (b. 1917)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Dessalines Day (Haiti)
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