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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1848

Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies

Death
1853

Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections

Event
1854

Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)

Birth
1856

William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77

Death
1858

Origin of Modified Julian Period

Event
1859

Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer

Birth
1862

Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63

Death
1862

Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns

Event
1863

Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address

Event
1863

-Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN

Event
1865

John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)

Birth
1866

Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris)

Event
1869

Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean and Red seas

Event
1869

Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)

Event
1874

Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire and sinks off Auckland, NZ

Event
1875

Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos and indians), dies

Death
1875

Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky and Col Olcott

Event
1876

Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)

Birth
1877

Gilbert/Sullivans operette "Sorcerer," premieres in London

Event
1878

Grace Abbott, Grand Island Neb, social worker (US Children Bureau)

Birth
1879

Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar

Birth
1881

Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh Dutch/MP

Birth
1883

Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test S Africa v England 1913)

Birth
1884

Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being "cruel"

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1885

Henry de Man, Belgium, sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)

Birth