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Today In History | What did happen on this day in History?
Today In History
Today In History
October, 17th 2018
1492: Columbus sights the isle of San Salvador
1691: new royal charter for Massachusetts now including Maine Plymouth.
1777: British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
1781: Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
1793: Marie Antoinette executed.
1850: Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
1887: Gustav Kirchoff discoverer of the laws of spectroscopy dies.
1894: Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man.
1899: Sutro railroad sold to Robert F. Morrow for $215 000.
1904: Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors.
1919: RCA created.
1931: Al Capone convicted of tax evasion sentenced to 11 years in prison
1933: Albert Einstein arrives in the US a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1941: 1st American destroyer torpedoed in WW2 the Kearny off Iceland
1945: Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina.
1957: Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits White House.
1957: French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature.
1962: Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
1964: Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
1967: Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km.
1969: Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
1972: 1st time Islanders shut-out - 5-0 vs Penguins
1973: The Arab oil embargo begins. It will last until March 1974.
1977: West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu Somalia free all 86 hostages aboard & killing three of the four hijackers.
1977: Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
1978: Islanders start 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
1978: Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1979: Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
1985: Lou Pinella named Yankee manager
1986: US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982.
1987: 1st World Series game in a covered stadium (Minnesota Metrodome).
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