Today in History  October 17
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British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution.


Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.


Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.


Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India.


An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.


Occupy Wall Street, an organized protest in New York's financial district, expands to other cities across the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Occupy Wall Street defines itself as a group of activists who stand against corporate greed, social inequality, and the disproportion between the rich and poor.

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