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  • Dornheim, Germany
    Monday Oct 17, 1707

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Marriage

    Dornheim, Germany
    Monday Oct 17, 1707

    Bach married Maria Barbara Bach, his second cousin.




  • Campoformido, Republic of Venice (Present Day Campoformido, Italy)
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1797

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Campo Formio

    Campoformido, Republic of Venice (Present Day Campoformido, Italy)
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1797

    These negotiations resulted in the Treaty of Campo Formio.




  • Pyrenees mountains ( Spain, France and Andorra)
    Saturday Oct 17, 1807

    Napoleon

    French troops crossed the Pyrenees

    Pyrenees mountains ( Spain, France and Andorra)
    Saturday Oct 17, 1807

    On 17 October 1807, 24,000 French troops under General Junot crossed the Pyrenees with Spanish cooperation and headed towards Portugal to enforce Napoleon's orders.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 17, 1904

    Bank of America

    Bank of Italy "San Francisco"

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Monday Oct 17, 1904

    From a naming perspective, the history of Bank of America dates back to October 17, 1904, when Amadeo Pietro Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1905

    Vladimir Lenin

    October Manifesto

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1905

    In response to the revolution of 1905, Tsar Nicholas II accepted a series of liberal reforms in his October Manifesto, after which Lenin felt it safe to return to St. Petersburg.




  • Nghĩa Lộ, Vietnam
    Friday Oct 17, 1952

    First Indochina War

    Giáp launched attacks against the French garrisons along Nghĩa Lộ

    Nghĩa Lộ, Vietnam
    Friday Oct 17, 1952

    On October 17, 1952, Giáp launched attacks against the French garrisons along Nghĩa Lộ, northwest of Hanoi, and overran much of the Black River valley, except for the airfield of Nà Sản where a strong French garrison entrenched.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1961

    Algerian War

    Massacre of Algerians

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1961

    It was in the course of crushing one demonstration that a massacre of Algerians on 17 October 1961, which was ordered by Maurice Papon, took place.


  • St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1972

    Eminem

    Birth

    St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 17, 1972

    Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae "Debbie" (née Nelson).


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday Oct 17, 1984

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Dawn 7

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Wednesday Oct 17, 1984

    Iran launched (Dawn 7) took place from 18–25 October 1984, when they recaptured the Iranian city of Mehran, which had been occupied by the Iraqis from the beginning of the war.


  • Yerevan, Armenia
    Saturday Oct 17, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Armenians demonstrated

    Yerevan, Armenia
    Saturday Oct 17, 1987

    On October 17, 1987, about 3,000 Armenians demonstrated in Yerevan complaining about the condition of Lake Sevan, the Nairit chemicals plant, and the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, and air pollution in Yerevan.


  • Kuching, Malaysia
    Wednesday Oct 17, 1990

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Peace agreement formally ending the insurgency was ratified at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in the state capital Kuching

    Kuching, Malaysia
    Wednesday Oct 17, 1990

    By 17 October 1990, a peace agreement formally ending the insurgency was ratified at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in the state capital Kuching. Shortly afterwards, the last remaining NKCP operatives led by Ang Cho Teng surrendered. These developments ended the communist insurgency in Sarawak.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    Justin Trudeau

    Cannabis is legal in Canada for both recreational and medicinal use

    Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    As of October 17, 2018, Cannabis is legal in Canada for both recreational and medicinal use.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    Justin Trudeau

    No longer violate criminal law

    Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the next day that recreational use of cannabis would no longer violate criminal law as of October 17, 2018.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 17, 2019

    Brexit

    Tunnel Talks

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 17, 2019

    On 17 October 2019, following "tunnel talks" between UK and EU, a revised withdrawal agreement was agreed on negotiators level, and endorsed by the UK government and the EU Commission.


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