What Happened on October 17 in the Past

From On This Day

Important Events

  • 1854 French and British forces bombard Sevastopol for the first time during the Crimean War
  • 1907 Guglielmo Marconi‘s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland
  • 1943 Burma railway completed, built by Allied POWs and Asian laborers for use of the Japanese army
  • 1973 OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states
  • 2017 Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting

October 17 Historical Events

Film and TV History

October 17 Music History

October 17 Sport History

 

A Little About What Happened on October 10 in History

History of October 10 from OnThisDay.com

Important Events

  • 680 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
  • 1780 Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic’s deadliest recorded hurricane.
  • 1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
  • 1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident

Today’s Historical Events

Events in Film and TV

  • 1954 1st National Film Awards (India): “Shyamchi Aai” wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1956 “Giant”, directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth TaylorRock Hudson and James Dean in his last role, premieres in NYC
  • 1960 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Variety TV show “The Bob Newhart Show” premieres on NBC in the US
  • 1963 “From Russia With Love” 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1965 The Supremes appear on the “The Ed Sullivan Show”
  • 1979 Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood
  • 1983 NBC premiere of true life drama “Adam”, based on John Walsh’s son’s murder

History of Today’s Film and TV

Events In Music

  • 1938 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 1st String Quartet
  • 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “Allegro” premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • 1959 “Happy Town” closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1960 “Laughs & Other Events” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 “Milk & Honey” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1965 “Drat! – The Cat!” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances

Today’s Events in Music History

Events in Sports

  • 1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • 1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • 1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • 1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • 1920 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
  • 1920 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • 1920 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball’s first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • 1921 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10

History of Today’s Sports

Unlucky January Dates

      Unlucky January Dates

1. 2. 4. 5. 10. 15. 17. 29.

According to the English historian Richard Grafton these certain dates of the month were unlucky as published in the ‘Manual’ in 1565. Days throughout the year were identified and of course could have related to any day of the week. The date was the most important point to consider. The work was reputed to have some credence with support given by astronomers of the day. Exactly why these dates are unlucky is unclear today but by looking at the calendar of days an idea of the major occurrences can be seen.

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Happy Sunday, dear friends!

Days Of The Week CommentsI hope everyone is having a terrific day. I hoped you remembered to turn your clocks back today. Thankfully, the TV was turned off on NBC. If it wasn’t for the Today Show, I would have been running around an hour late today. I remember now why I don’t like this time. It seems like the days drag by. But with the other time, it seems like the days fly by. So I guess there is really no happy medium, hmm!
 

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