Friday, November 18, 2011

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: November 17,1558: Elizabethan Age begins

Queen Mary I, the monarch of England and Ireland since 1553, dies and is succeeded by her 25-year-old half-sister, Elizabeth. Read more...

American Revolution
1777 : Articles of Confederation submitted to the states

1998 : "Day One" for DaimlerChrysler on NYSE

Civil War
1863 : The Siege of Knoxville begins

Cold War
1969 : SALT I negotiations begin

1972 : A wealthy heiress is murdered by her son
2003 : Washington, D.C., sniper John Muhammad convicted

1421 : Thousands die in massive flood

General Interest
1839 : Verdi's first opera opens
1869 : Suez Canal opens

2003 : "The Terminator" becomes "The Governator" of California

1993 : The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx, wins the National Book Award

1958 : The Kingston Trio brings folk music to the top of the U.S. pop charts

Old West
1856 : U.S. establishes Fort Buchanan

1973 : Nixon insists that he is not a crook

1968 : The Heidi Bowl

Vietnam War
1965 : 1st Cavalry unit ambushed in the Ia Drang Valley
1970 : My Lai trial begins

World War I
1914 : Germans make last stab at Ypres

World War II
1887 : Monty is born

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