Liberation of Şarköy from Greek occupation for 2.5 years

Liberation of Sarkoy from Greek occupation

November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days remaining until the end of the year is 44.

Railways

  • November 17, 1871 Baron Hirsch donates one million francs to the World Jewish Union

Olaylar

  • 284 – Diocletian proclaims his Empire in the regions dominated by his Army. It took him almost a year to dominate all lands.
  • 1558 – Queen Elizabeth I of England ascends the throne.
  • 1869 – The Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, is inaugurated with a magnificent ceremony.
  • 1877 – Russian troops attack Kars.
  • 1918 – Baku occupied by the British.
  • 1922 – Siberia joins the Soviet Union.
  • 1922 – The last Ottoman Sultan VI. Mehmet (Vahdettin) left Istanbul.
  • 1922 – The liberation of Şarköy from the 2.5-year Greek occupation.
  • 1924 – The first opposition Republican Progressive Party is founded.
  • 1930 – The Free Republican Party dissolves.
  • 1933 – The United States begins to establish trade and diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
  • 1936 – German architect and town planner Bruno Taut is appointed director of the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts.
  • 1963 – The Justice Party wins local elections.
  • 1967 – At the second secret session of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, it discussed the latest developments in Cyprus for 18 hours and 20 minutes.
  • 1972 – The National Women’s Party of Turkey, the first women’s party in Turkey, was founded.
  • 1972 – Juan Peron returns to Argentina after 17 years of exile.
  • 1973 – University students revolt against the junta regime in Athens. As a result of the gunfire, 34 students were killed and hundreds were injured.
  • 1976 – Chilean artists are expelled at the invitation of the Turkish Workers’ Party.
  • 1977 – Cahit Karakaş becomes the 13th president of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. His term ended on September 12, 1980.
  • 1989 – The velvet revolution begins in Czechoslovakia. People gathered in the town squares with candles and key chains.
  • 1993 – South African political leaders adopt a new constitution that ends apartheid.
  • 1995 – Osman Hamdi Bey’s “Green Tomb” painting is sold in the UK for 37 billion lire.
  • 1999 – The Turkish national football team, beating Ireland, advance to the final of the European Football Championship.
  • The artificial element with atomic number 2006, discovered in 1994 – 111, was officially named Röntgenium (Rg).

births

  • 9 – Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)
  • 1019 – Sima Guang, ranking scholar and historian of the Song dynasty in China (d. 1086)
  • 1503 – Agnolo Bronzino, Italian painter (died 1572)
  • 1612 – Dorgon, Manchu prince and regent of the Qing dynasty (died 1650)
  • 1749 – Nicolas Appert, French inventor (died 1841)
  • 1755 – XVIII. Louis, King of France (died 1824)
  • 1765 – Étienne Jacques Joseph Macdonald, French soldier (died 1840)
  • 1790 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German astronomer (died 1868)
  • 1831 – Manuel Antônio de Almeida, Brazilian writer (died 1861)
  • 1866 – Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (died 1912)
  • 1867 – Henri Gouraud, French soldier (died 1946)
  • 1870 – İbnülemin Mahmut Kemal İnal, Turkish writer, historian, museologist and mystic (died 1957)
  • 1887 Bernard Montgomery, British soldier (died 1976)
  • 1896 – Lev Vygotsky, Soviet psychologist (died 1934)
  • 1901 – Lee Strasberg, American director and actor (died 1982)
  • 1902 – Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1906 – Soichiro Honda, Japanese businessman (died 1991)
  • 1911 – Christian Fouchet, French politician, former minister (died 1974)
  • 1920 – Camillo Felgen, Luxembourg singer (died 2005)
  • 1921 – Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter and graphic designer (d. 2019)
  • 1922 – Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2020)
  • 1923 – Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdean politician (died in 2011)
  • 1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (died 1985)
  • 1927 – Fenella Fielding, English actress (died in 2018)
  • 1928 – Rance Howard, American actor (died in 2017)
  • 1934 – Jim Inhofe, American politician
  • 1937 – Peter Cook, English actor, variety artist and writer (died 1995)
  • 1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1939 – Aşık Mahsuni, Turkish folk poet (died in 2002)
  • 1942 – Martin Scorsese, American director and Oscar winner for best director
  • 1943 Lauren Hutton, former American model and actress
  • 1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor, director and producer
  • 1944 – Rem Koolhaas is a Dutch architect and architectural theorist.
  • 1944 – Tom Seaver, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 2020)
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  • [1945–RolandJofferenglish-Frenchdirector[1945–RolandJofféréalisateuranglo-français
  • 1946 – Petra Burka, Canadian figure skater
  • 1947 – Traude Dierdorf, Austrian politician (died 2021)
  • 1949 – John Boehner, retired American politician
  • 1949 – Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Vietnamese politician
  • 1952 – Cyril Ramaphosa, South African politician
  • 1954 – Chopper Read, Australian criminal and author (died 2013)
  • 1955 – Yolanda Denise King, American activist, singer and actress (died 2007)
  • 1958 – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer
  • 1960 – RuPaul, American drag queens, actor, model, singer, songwriter
  • 1961 – Pat Toomey is an American businessman and politician.
  • 1963 – Dylan Walsh, American actor
  • 1964 – Susan Rice, American politician
  • 1966 – Jeff Buckley, American musician, composer and songwriter (died 1997)
  • 1966 – Sophie Marceau, French actress
  • 1969 – Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player
  • 1971 – Michael Adams, British chess player
  • 1971 – David Ramsey, American actor
  • 1971 – Svetlana Sudak, Belarusian athlete
  • 1972 – Leonard Roberts, American actor
  • 1973 – Bernd Schneider, German football player
  • 1973 – Aleksey Urmanov, Russian figure skater
  • 1974 – Leslie Bibb is an American actress.
  • 1978 – Tom Ellis, Welsh actor
  • 1978 – Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress
  • 1981 – Sarah Harding, English model, singer and actress (died 2021)
  • 1983 – Viva Bianca, Australian actress
  • 1983 – Yannis Burusis, Greek professional basketball player
  • 1983 – Harry Lloyd is an English actor.
  • 1983 – Christopher Paolini, American writer
  • 1984 – Park Han-byul, South Korean actress and model
  • 1986 – Nani, Portuguese footballer from Cape Verde
  • 1986 – Greg Rutherford, British long jumper
  • 1987 – Kat DeLuna, Dominican-American singer

Armed

  • 375 – Valentinian I, Roman Emperor (born in 321)
  • 594 – Grégoire de Tours, Christian bishop, historian and hagiographer (born in 538)
  • 641 – Jomei, 34th Emperor of Japan in traditional order of succession (born 593)
  • 1104 – Nicéphore Melissenos, Byzantine general (born in 1045)
  • 1301 – Gertrude of Helfta (or Gertrude the Great), German Cistercian priestess, mystic and saint (born in 1256)
  • 1417 – Gazi Evrenos Bey, a commander of the founding period of the Ottoman Empire (born 1288)
  • 1558 – Mary I, Queen of England and Ireland (born 1516)
  • 1592 – III. Johan, King of Sweden (born 1537)
  • 1624 – Jakob Böhme, German Christian mystic (born in 1575)
  • 1780 – Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (born in 1720)
  • 1796 – II. Catherine, Czarina of Russia (born 1729)
  • 1808 – IV. Mustafa, 29th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (born 1779)
  • 1818 – Charlotte, King III. George’s wife (born 1744)
  • 1893 – Alexander I, first prince of the Principality of Bulgaria (born in 1857)
  • 1917 – Auguste Rodin Man who thinks French sculptor known for his statue (born in 1840)
  • 1924 – VII. Gregorios was the 6th Ecumenical Patriarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from December 17, 1923 to November 261, 1924 (born 1850)
  • 1929 – Herman Hollerith, American statistician (born 1860)
  • 1940 – Eric Gill, British sculptor and type designer (born 1882)
  • 1955 – James P. Johnson, American composer (born 1894)
  • 1959 – Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer (born 1887)
  • 1968 – Mervyn Peake, English writer, artist, poet and illustrator (born 1911)
  • 1971 – Gladys Cooper, British stage and film actress (born 1888)
  • 1973 – Mirra Alfassa, Franco-Indian mystic (born in 1878)
  • 1982 – Suat Taşer, Turkish poet, writer, theater actor and critic (born 1919)
  • 1984 – Ercüment Behzat Lav, Turkish theater artist and poet (born 1903)
  • 1990 – Robert Hofstadter, American physicist (born 1915)
  • 1992 – Audre Lorde, American writer (born in 1934)
  • 1993 – Günay Sağun, Turkish painter (born in 1930)
  • 2000 – Louis Néel, French physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in physics (born in 1904)
  • 2002 – Abba Eban, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli diplomat (born 1915)
  • 2006 – Ruth Brown, American rhythm and blues singer (born 1928)
  • 2006 – Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (born in 1927)
  • 2013 – Doris Lessing, English writer and Nobel Laureate (born 1919)
  • 2014 – Ilija Pantelić, Yugoslav national football player and coach (born 1942)
  • 2017 – Earle Hyman (birth name: George Earle Plummer), black American actress (born 1926)
  • 2017 – Salvatore Riina, boss of the Italian Mafia. (born in 1930)
  • 2017 – Rikard Wolff, Swedish actor and singer (born 1958)
  • 2018 – Kayo Dottley, former American football player (born 1928)
  • 2018 – Alyque Padamsee, Indian actress (born 1931)
  • 2018 – Metin Türel, Turkish football player and coach (born 1937)
  • 2019 – Arsenio Corsellas, Spanish actor and dubbing artist (born 1933)
  • 2019 – Yıldız Kenter, Turkish film and theater artist (born 1928)
  • 2019 – Adnan al-Paçacı or Adnan Muzahim Emin al-Paçacı, Iraqi politician, former minister and diplomat (born 1923)
  • 2019 – Gustav Peichl, Austrian architect and writer (born 1928)
  • 2019 – Tuka Rocha, Brazilian speedway pilot (born 1982)
  • 2020 – Camille Bonnet, French rugby union player (born in 1918)
  • 2020 – Kay Morley, American actress (born 1920)
  • 2020 – Roman Viktyuk, Ukrainian-Russian director, actor and playwright (born 1936)

Holidays and special occasions

  • International Student Day
  • World Prematurity Day

Edward K. Thompson