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17 November

375 – Roman Empire – Co-Emperor Valentinian I died, Flavius Gratianus Augustus became Co-Roman Emperor (west) with Flavius Valentinian Invictus Augustus. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/valentinian-I.html http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/gratian.html  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentinian_II

474 – Roman Empire – Emperor Leo II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_II_(emperor)

1183 – Japan – Battle of Mizushima (Genopei War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mizushima

1292 – Scotland – John Balliol became king. http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=johnballiol

1511 – England – Treaty of Westminster signed. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/spain/vol2/pp54-61

1558 – England – Mary I died, aged 42. Elizabeth I became queen. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=mary1 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=elizabeth1

1603 – England – Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason. http://law.uark.edu/documents/Bailey_BE_Trial_of_Sir_Walter_Raleigh.pdf

1796 – Italy – Battle of Arcole ended (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arcole

1800 – USA – First session of US Congress held in Washington, DC. https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Senate_Moves_to_Washington.htm

1810 – Sweden/UK – Anglo-Swedish War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Swedish_War_(1810%E2%80%9312)


1869 – Egypt – Suez Canal completed. https://youtu.be/yEqU4MAOQnY  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal

1885 – Bulgaria – Battle of Slivnitsa began (Serbo-Bulgarian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Slivnitsa


1894 – USA – H H Holmes arrested. https://youtu.be/8fKxbf-m6E4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes

1936 – Germany – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed near Lauf an der Pegnitz, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19361117-0

1939 – Czechoslovakia – 9 students executed. http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/11/17/1939-nine-czech-students/

1940 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1942 – China – CNAC plane crashed at Dali, Yunnan Province, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421117-0

1942 – Russia – Soviet Air Force plane crashed at Krasnoyarsk Airport, 20 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421117-1

1943 – Gulf of Mexico – US Navy plane crashed, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431117-1

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441117-1

1948 – Germany – RAF plane crashed at Berlin-Schöneberg, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481117-0


1950 – Tibet – Tenzin Gyatso became 14th Dalai Lama. https://youtu.be/8Ys0BugswfM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama

1950 – Indonesia – Garuda Indonesian Airways plane crashed at Surabaya-Juanda Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19501117-0

1951 – USSR – Aeroflot plane crashed near Novosibirsk, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511117-0

1951 – USA – ONO plane crashed at Oakland Range, CA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511117-1

1952 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Billing, MT, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521117-0

1953 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Fort Bragg, NC, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19531117-0


1953 – Ireland – Remaining inhabitants of Blasket Islands, evacuated to mainland. https://youtu.be/jXi2825IHQQ http://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/news/evacuation-marks-end-of-an-era-as-last-families-leave-the-blaskets-27370752.html

1955 – USA – Peninsular Air Transport Flight 17K crashed near Seattle-Boeing Field, WA, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551117-0

1955 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Las Vegas, NV, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551117-1

1969 – UK – Sun newspaper first published as a tabloid. http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/nov/15/1969-launch-murdoch-sun


1973 – Greece – Athens Polytechnic Uprising ended. https://youtu.be/iW4_u_1Lzm0  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_Polytechnic_uprising

1984 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in northern Sumatra. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Northern_Sumatra_earthquake

1989 – Czechoslovakia – Velvet Revolution began (Cold War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvet_Revolution


1997 – Egypt – Luxor Massacre, 62 killed. https://youtu.be/eouBCMPtNDQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/32179.stm

2000 – Slovenia – Landslide in Log Pod Mangartom, 7 killed.

2002 – Kuril Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw.

2003 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in Rat Islands, Alaska, followed by tsunami. http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/benchmark/Field/Field_RatIsland/

2012 – Egypt – Manfalut railway accident, 51 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20375395

2013 – Russia – Tartastan Airlines Flight 363 crashed at Kazan Airport, 50 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20131117-0

2015 – UK – Storm Barney. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34834799