Jan 25, 2018
Jan 25, 2018
Today In History
Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 17 October.
- Columbus sights the isle of San Salvador
- new royal charter for Massachusetts now including Maine Plymouth.
- British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
- Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown
- Marie Antoinette executed.
- Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized
- Gustav Kirchoff discoverer of the laws of spectroscopy dies.
- Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man.
- Sutro railroad sold to Robert F. Morrow for $215 000.
- Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors.
- RCA created.
- Al Capone convicted of tax evasion sentenced to 11 years in prison
- Albert Einstein arrives in the US a refugee from Nazi Germany.
- 1st American destroyer torpedoed in WW2 the Kearny off Iceland
- Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina.
- Britain's Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits White House.
- French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
- Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
- Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km.
- Soyuz 7 returns to Earth
- 1st time Islanders shut-out - 5-0 vs Penguins
- The Arab oil embargo begins. It will last until March 1974.
- West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu Somalia free all 86 hostages aboard & killing three of the four hijackers.
- Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
- Islanders start 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
- Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
- Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- Lou Pinella named Yankee manager
- US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982.
- 1st World Series game in a covered stadium (Minnesota Metrodome).