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11/17/2022 12:17:00 AM
Today In History - November 17
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I

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Today in History in 1558 Elizabeth I, age 42, ascends English throne upon death of her half-sister "Bloody" Mary; in 1800 Congress held 1st session in Washington D.C. in uncompleted Capitol building; and in 1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1558 - Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half-sister "Bloody" Mary
  • 1800 - Congress held 1st session in Washington DC in uncompleted Capitol building
  • 1831 - Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.
  • 1855 - David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • 1856 - On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1863 - Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
  • 1869 - Suez Canal (Egypt) opened, links Mediterranean & Red Seas
  • 1894 - Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons
  • 1922 - The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
  • 1956 - Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
  • 1968 - "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
  • 1973 - US President Richard Nixon tells AP "...people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook"
  • 1990 - David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, California

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1755 - Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)
  • 1914 - Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • 1928 - Rance Howard, American actor
  • 1938 - Gordon Lightfoot, Orillia Ontario, Canadian folksinger (Sundown)
  • 1942 - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)
  • 1944 - Danny Devito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)
  • 1945 - Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • 1960 - RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)

Famous Weddings

  • 1749 - Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts
  • 1934 - Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor
  • 1950 - Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty
  • 1978 - Gerald Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Elizabeth Colvin
  • 2003 - Singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Famous Divorces

  • 1995 - Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 594 - St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55
  • 1796 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67
  • 1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77
  • 1998 - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2003 - Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)

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