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On This Day: October 17th

This is 290th day of the year and 75 days remain in the year.

in history
1777
British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution.
1777
British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution.
1931
Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1931
Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1933
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1933
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1979
Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India.
1979
Mother Theresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India.
1989
An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
1989
An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
2011
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.
October 17 BirthdaysMae C. Jemison1956—, physician, astronaut. Birthplace: Decatur, Ala.
Montgomery Cliftactor
Irene Ryanactor
Evel Knieveldaredevil
Eminemrapper
Rita Hayworthactress
Arthur Millerplaywright
Nathanael Westnovelist
Margot Kidderactress
Ernie Elsgolfer



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