Today in History, English
Today in History, English

130711November 17Event1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
130712November 17Event1970 – Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
130713November 17Event1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
130714November 17Event1973 – The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.
130715November 17Event1979 – Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.
130716November 17Event1982 – Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
130717November 17Event1983 – The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
130718November 17Event1988 – The National Revival Day - in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, a demonstration starts against the Soviets, the perceived ignorance of the inflaming tension around Nagorno-Karabakh. The demonstration forcibly dispersed 17 days later would become the largest of
130719November 17Event1989 – Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
130720November 17Event1990 – Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.
130721November 17Event1993 – United States House of Representatives passes resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement after greater authority in trade negotiations was granted to President George Bush in 1991.
130722November 17Event1993 – In Nigeria, General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.
130723November 17Event1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
130724November 17Event2000 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
130725November 17Event2000 – Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
130726November 17Event2012 – At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.
130727November 17Event2013 – Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.
130728November 17Event2013 – A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including sev
130729November 17Birth9 – Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)
130730November 17Birth1503 – Bronzino, Italian painter (d. 1572)
130731November 17Birth1576 – Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and saint (d. 1628)
130732November 17Birth1587 – Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1679)
130733November 17Birth1612 – Dorgon, Manchu son of Nurhaci (d. 1650)
130734November 17Birth1681 – Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian and author (d. 1776)
130735November 17Birth1685 – Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, Canadian commander and explorer (d. 1749)
130736November 17Birth1729 – Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain (d. 1785)
130737November 17Birth1749 – Nicolas Appert, French chef, invented canning (d. 1841)
130738November 17Birth1753 – Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American clergyman and botanist (d. 1815)
130739November 17Birth1755 – Louis XVIII of France (d. 1824)
130740November 17Birth1765 – Jacques MacDonald, French general (d. 1840)

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