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  • Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1776

    George Washington

    Battle of Fort Washington

    Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1776

    Howe's pursuit forced Washington to retreat across the Hudson River to Fort Lee to avoid encirclement. Howe landed his troops on Manhattan in November and captured Fort Washington, inflicting high casualties on the Americans. Washington was responsible for delaying the retreat, though he blamed Congress and General Greene. Loyalists in New York considered Howe a liberator and spread a rumor that Washington had set fire to the city. Patriot morale reached its lowest when Lee was captured.




  • Korea
    Friday Nov 17, 1905

    Korean War

    The Eulsa Treaty

    Korea
    Friday Nov 17, 1905

    Japan made Korea its protectorate with the Eulsa Treaty in 1905.




  • Ningxia, China
    Friday Nov 17, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Ningxia Uprising

    Ningxia, China
    Friday Nov 17, 1911

    On 17 November, Ningxia the Tongmenghui launched the Ningxia Uprising. The revolutionaries sent Yu Youren to Zhangjiachuan to meet Dungan Sufi master Ma Yuanzhang to persuade him not to support the Qing. However, Ma did not want to endanger his relationship with the Qings. He sent the eastern Gansu Muslim militia under the command of one of his sons to help Ma Qi crush the Ningxia Gelaohui.




  • U.S.
    Monday Nov 17, 1919

    Red Summer

    A. Mitchell Palmer reported to Congress on the threat that anarchists and Bolsheviks posed to the government

    U.S.
    Monday Nov 17, 1919

    On November 17, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer reported to Congress on the threat that anarchists and Bolsheviks posed to the government. More than half the report documented radicalism in the black community and the "open defiance" black leaders advocated in response to racial violence and the summer's rioting. It faulted the leadership of the black community for an "ill-governed reaction toward race rioting.… In all discussions of the recent racial riots against blacks there is reflected the note of pride that the Negro has found himself. that he has 'fought back,' that never again will he tamely submit to violence and intimidation". It described "the dangerous spirit of defiance and vengeance at work among the Negro leaders".




  • Paris, France
    Sunday Nov 17, 1935

    Eiffel Tower

    An improved 180-line transmitter was installed

    Paris, France
    Sunday Nov 17, 1935

    In April 1935, the tower was used to make experimental low-resolution television transmissions, using a shortwave transmitter of 200 watts power. On 17 November, an improved 180-line transmitter was installed.




  • Christmas Island
    Tuesday Nov 17, 1942

    Christmas Island

    The Torpedoing of The Nissei Maru at The Wharf

    Christmas Island
    Tuesday Nov 17, 1942

    Isolated acts of sabotage and the torpedoing of the Nissei Maru at the wharf on 17 November 1942 meant that only small amounts of phosphate were exported to Japan during the occupation.




  • Chan Muong, Vietnam
    Monday Nov 17, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Việt Minh ambushed the French column

    Chan Muong, Vietnam
    Monday Nov 17, 1952

    The only major fighting during the operation came during the withdrawal, when the Việt Minh ambushed the French column at Chan Muong on November 17.


  • Albany, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Nov 17, 1961

    Martin Luther King

    Albany Movement

    Albany, Georgia, U.S.
    Friday Nov 17, 1961

    The Albany Movement was a desegregation coalition formed in Albany, Georgia, in November 1961. In December, King and the SCLC became involved. The movement mobilized thousands of citizens for a broad-front nonviolent attack on every aspect of segregation within the city and attracted nationwide attention.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 17, 1981

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    President Reagan Signed National Security Directive 17

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 17, 1981

    On 17 November 1981, President Reagan signed National Security Directive 17, authorizing covert support to anti-Sandinista forces.


  • Kosovo
    Thursday Nov 17, 1988

    Kosovo War

    Resignations from the leadership of the League of Communists of Kosovo (LCK)

    Kosovo
    Thursday Nov 17, 1988

    On 17 November 1988, Kaqusha Jashari and Azem Vllasi were forced to resign from the leadership of the League of Communists of Kosovo (LCK).


  • U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1991

    Desmond Doss

    The Death of his 1st Wife

    U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1991

    Dorothy died on November 17, 1991, from a car accident.


  • Germany
    Thursday Nov 17, 1994

    Angela Merkel

    Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety

    Germany
    Thursday Nov 17, 1994

    In 1994, she was promoted to the position of Minister for the Environment and Nuclear Safety, which gave her greater political visibility and a platform on which to build her personal political career. As one of Kohl's protégées and his youngest Cabinet Minister, she was frequently referred to by Kohl as "mein Mädchen" ("my girl").


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1996

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (1996)

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1996

    His first match came at Survivor Series, on November 17,1996, in an eight-man elimination tag match; he was the sole survivor and eliminated the final two members of the opposing team, Crush and Goldust.


  • Deir el-Bahari, Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, Egypt
    Monday Nov 17, 1997

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Luxor Massacre

    Deir el-Bahari, Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, Egypt
    Monday Nov 17, 1997

    While there Zawahiri learned of a "Nonviolence Initiative" being organized in Egypt to end the terror campaign that had killed hundreds and resulting government crackdown that had imprisoned thousands. Zawahiri angrily opposed this "surrender" in letters to the London newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat. Together with members of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, he helped organize a massive attack on tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut to sabotage the initiative by provoking the government into repression. The attack by six men dressed in police uniforms succeeded in machine-gunning and hacking to death 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians.


  • Bamut, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Nov 17, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian soldiers dislodged separatists in Bamut

    Bamut, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Nov 17, 1999

    On 17 November 1999, Russian soldiers dislodged separatists in Bamut, the symbolic separatist stronghold in the first war; dozens of Chechen fighters and many civilians were reported killed, and the village was levelled in the FAE bombing.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Monday Nov 17, 2014

    Nokia

    Nokia Planned To Re-enter The Consumer Electronics business

    Espoo, Finland
    Monday Nov 17, 2014

    On 17 November 2014, Nokia Technologies head Ramzi Haidamus disclosed that the company planned to re-enter the consumer electronics business as an original design manufacturer, licensing in-house hardware designs and technologies to third-party manufacturers.


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