November is the eleventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. The month kept its original name from the Latin novem meaning “nine” which marked it the 9th month of the year in the Roman calendar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. November 17 has its own special significance in India and world history.
November was named during a time when the calendar year began with March, which is why its name no longer corresponds with its placement in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on November 17. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 17 November:
- 1278: 680 Jews were arrested in England for forgery and 293 of them were hanged.
- 1525: Babur entered here for the fifth time through Sindh with the aim of conquering India.
- 1558: After the death of Queen Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I ascended the throne of Britain.
- 1774: First City Troop is formed in the hall of the Philadelphia City Caverly Carpenter. (Philadelphia – Oldest US Military Unit)
- 1810: Anglo-Swedish War (1810–12):Sweden declares war on the United Kingdom.
- 1811: Chile’s founding father Jose Miguel Carrera was sworn in as president of the executive junta of the Chilean government.
- 1854: The Suvej Canal Company was established in Egypt.
- 1858: Colorado City established in Denver.
- 1869: James Moorey of England wins the first bicycle race.
- 1869: In Egypt, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, was inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.
- 1878: First attempt to assassinate Umberto I of Italy.
- 1880: Britain’s first three female graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London.
- 1928: Freedom fighters Lala Lajpat Rai died after being injured in a lathi charge.
- 1939: The Nazis entered Prague University and killed the students. International Student Day is celebrated on 17 November in memory of those children.
- 1943: A conference of the same name begins in Qahera, the capital of Egypt. One of the most important decisions was the independence of Korea.
- 1944: The Second British Army captured Wasem.
- 1950: Tenzig Gyatso, 15, became the 14th Dalai Lama.
- 1966: Rita Faria of India won the Miss World title. She was the first Asian woman to become Miss World.
- 1993: The US House of Representatives approves the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
- 1997: 68 foreign tourists were killed in southern Egypt when extremists attacked a bus of tourists.
- 2000: Alberto Fujimori removed as President of Peru.
- 2012: Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray died.