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From: Jeffery G Scism <>
Subject: [BS-L] Today in History- October 17
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 23:46:18 -0700
Today in History
1244 The Sixth Crusade ends when an Egyptian-Khwarismian force
annihilates the Frankish army at Gaza.
1529 Henry VIII of England strips Thomas Wolsey of his office
to secure an annulment of his marriage.
1346 English forces defeat the Scots under David II during the
Neville's Cross, Scotland.
1691 Maine and Plymouth are incorporated in Massachusetts.
1777 British Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 men at
1806 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives at the island of St. Helena in
Atlantic, where he has been banished by the Allies.
1863 General Ulysses S. Grant is named overall Union Commander
of the West.
1877 Brigadier General Alfred Terry meets with Sitting Bull in
discuss the Indians' return to the United States.
1913 Zeppelin LII explodes over London, killing 28.
1931 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and
eleven years in prison. (He was released in 1939.)
1933 Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in
Germany, Albert Einstein immigrates to the United States.
1941 The U.S. destroyer Kearney is damaged by a German U-boat
Iceland; 11 Americans are killed.
1945 Colonel Juan Peron staged a coup, becoming absolute ruler
1956 The nuclear power station Calder Hall is opened in
1972 Peace talks between Pathet Lao and Royal Lao government
1977 West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa
jetliner on the
ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and
killing three of
the four hijackers.
1978 President Carter signed a bill restoring US citizenship to
President Jefferson Davis.
1989 Earthquake strikes San Francisco bay area minutes before
the start of
a World Series game there. The earthquake registers 6.9 on the
scale--66 are killed and damage is estimated at $10 billion.
1997 The remains of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara were
laid to rest
in his adopted Cuba, 30 years after his execution in Bolivia.
Born on October 17
1903 Nathaneal West, American novelist.
1915 Arthur Miller, American playwright.
1918 Rita Hayworth, American actress.
1938 Evel Knievel, U.S. daredevil motorcycle stunt man
Jeff Scism, IBSSG
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