This Day in History – October 17

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This day in history- October 17

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”― Winston S. Churchill. History like all social sciences is subjective and favors those in power. It tends to focus on grand events and celebrations. So, let’s take a different lens to history and find out the everyday events that helped shaped our lives on this day in history- October 17.

What Happened in India on October 17?

1979-Mother Teresa awarded Nobel Peace Prize
On October 17, 1979, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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What Happened Around the World on October 17?

  • 1912 – War declared on the Ottoman Empire.
    Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1931 – Al Capone convicted
    Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion.
  • 1933 – Albert Einstein moves to the US
    Albert Einstein fled from Germany and moved to the United States.
  • 1943 – Nazi Holocaust in Poland
    The Sobibor extermination camp was closed.
  • 1970 – Quebec Vice Premier and Minister of Labor murdered
    Quebec Vice Premier and Minister of Labor was murdered by FLQ terrorists.
  • 1973 – Oil embargo imposed by OPEC
    Oil embargo imposed by OPEC against countries that deemed to have helped Israel in the Yom Kippur War.
  • 2017 – Syrian Civil War
    The Syrian Democratic Forces captured the last foothold of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Raqqa, which marked the end of the Battle of Raqqa.
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  • 2018 – Use of Cannabis legalized in Canada
    The use of Cannabis was legalized in Canada

Famous Birthdays

1957-Hemant Gupta
Hemant Gupta is a known Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

1970-Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer, coach, and commentator. He played Tests and ODIs for 18 years.

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Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 17. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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